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straight shooter

An honest and trustworthy person who is straightforward in dealings with others. Joe's a straight shooter—if he says that Alice is taking money out of the cash register, then I believe him. Sal's a real straight shooter. If you ask for his opinion, he'll tell you without trying to sugarcoat it.
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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.
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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.
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It was about his adventures and ideals - like being a straight shooter, fair and honest to all.
We are pretty straight shooters and I like that about her.
For example, ABN Amro North America uses the game Straight Shooters as a way to test whether new employees are digesting the information they receive at orientation.
Rustlers and bank robbers aren't crazy about straight shooters because of their ethics of fair play, honesty, and interest in all sides of the story.
The guns, which shoot only beams of light, are used to ``shoot'' 400 targets - including six animatronic figures - during the ride, and straight shooters can win prizes.