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To be honest, straightforward, and fair in one's dealings. Joe always shoots straight, so if he says this is the best deal we can get, then I believe him. Our company's philosophy is to always shoot straight with our clients.
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Also, shoot square. Deal fairly and honestly, as in You can't trust most car salesmen, but Jim always shoots straight, or We always shoot square with our customers. These colloquial terms use straight and square in the sense of "straightforward and honest," and shoot in the sense of "deal with."
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To talk or deal honestly.
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