fire from the hip

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fire from the hip

To speak or act rashly, recklessly, or bluntly, without consideration of potential consequences. An allusion to firing a handgun immediately upon drawing it from its holster without taking time to aim. The country's prime minister has gained a reputation for firing from the hip, issuing executive orders without consulting members of parliament. The boss tends to fire from the hip, so don't take what he says too personally.
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It is his own Labour colleagues who are saying he is out of control; he fires from the hip and the lip.
He fires from the hip and his latest outburst makes no sense at all.
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