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shoot straight

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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shoot straight

To talk or deal honestly.
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It provided a forum for much of my conceptual thinking and, very importantly, taught me to rely upon facts and shoot straight from the hip.
There is no real way up or out of darkness, no real way back through constricted caverns clotted with loudening fearfulness, fouled, filthy, crawling toward light, I am reaching for light in a dream, whatever time has passed as my body thickens in middle age, I sweat and shoot straight up, Fowler's position in a hospital bed, dull-eyed to whatever the white-clad apparitions want of me, would have me do, as they try to get in and I try to get out of my head.
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Jason Puncheon nearly responded, but could only shoot straight at Clayton Ince from the edge of the box, while Peter Leven and Wright also failed to test the Walsall keeper.
Our tale - based on a German folk yarn - tells of a clerk who must shoot straight in order to win a forester's daughter.
Buzz's two basic mandates for all good shooters are to shoot straight (avoid misses to the left or right) and judge distances (avoid misses short or long).
No matter that the index finger on his shooting hand was bandaged Tuesday night, no matter that he couldn't shoot straight for a half, Bryant was all the difference in the Lakers' 97-92 victory over the Knicks at Staples Center.
In the course of developing the oblique flying wing model the researchers made a number of important discoveries: Placing vertical stabilizers at each end of the flying wing caused it to twist and bend too much to control, so they mounted the stabilizers on just the trailing end; it is impossible to taxi the plane correctly without adding independently steered landing gear; allowing the engine exhaust to shoot straight back forced the wing into an immediate nose dive, so they added deflection vanes.