straight from the shoulder


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straight from the shoulder

Fig. very direct, without attenuation or embellishment. Okay, I'll give it to you straight from the shoulder. Right straight from the shoulder: clean out your desk; you're through.
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straight from the shoulder

  (American)
if you speak straight from the shoulder, you speak directly and honestly I gave it to him straight from the shoulder. 'You're talking garbage,' I said. (American)
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straight from the shoulder

In a direct, forthright manner, as in I'll tell you, straight from the shoulder, that you'll have to do better or they'll fire you . This expression comes from boxing, where it describes a blow delivered with full force. Its figurative use dates from the late 1800s.
See also: shoulder, straight

straight from the shoulder

mod. very direct, without attenuation or embellishment. Right straight from the shoulder: clean out your desk; you’re through.
See also: shoulder, straight

straight from the shoulder

1. Delivered directly from the shoulder. Used of a punch.
2. Honestly; candidly.
See also: shoulder, straight