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straight shooter

Fig. an honest person. I trust Mike; he's a straight shooter. We need a straight shooter in office who will work for the people rather than some lobbyists.
See also: shooter, straight

straight shooter

n. an honest person. (see also straight arrow.) We need a straight shooter in office who will work for the people rather than some political party.
See also: shooter, straight
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Livingston is universally hailed as a straight shooter, but his positions on ethics policing have made it a lot easier for his colleagues to escape scrutiny for questionable influence peddling.
At Esprit de Corps, we have long championed "Hang `Em High" Stephenson as a straight shooter, and his reversal on this case, once he was presented with all the facts, has restored our faith in that premise.
NO, he was a straight shooter and dispassionately gave you his honest opinion, regardless of how the vote was going.
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Republican Marsha Blackburn was one of several skeptics who say the President isn't being a straight shooter about his gun hobby.
In an interview today Mr Adams, pictured, said: "I am a straight shooter, I don't sugarcoat and I might irritate some people.
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It was about his adventures and ideals - like being a straight shooter, fair and honest to all.
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