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shoot straight

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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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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References in classic literature ?
And as the Carabineers have the reputation of shooting straight, Dominic, after swearing most horribly, ascribed our escape to the particular guardian angel that looks after crazy young gentlemen.
Be careful shooting straight into the harsh sunlight and be prepared to bracket your exposure to get the best picture detail."
Oak Lodge are confirmed as runners up after they comprehensively beat Marne 184-167 with Andy Calvert shooting straight for Oak Lodge.
ON TARGET: Naomi Folkard at practice last week looking somewhat amused to 'Robin Hood' her target companion's arrow by shooting straight into it.
Summary: Dizzee Rascal is celebrating after shooting straight to the top of the singles chart with his fourth UK number one, Dirtee Disco.
Well I noticed a slight lean, twisted up my string twice and voila, I was shooting straight arrows once again.
Morike Sako wasted a host of chances for the home side after the break, shooting straight at Chester goalkeeper John Danby and then firing into the side-netting.
Aled Roberts missed a glorious chance to equalise two minutes later, shooting straight at the keeper from close range, but Roberts struck again from 15 yards, three minutes before the interval following a Blackmore long ball.
Chances were few and far between and Kyle was again guilty of missing a great chance shooting straight at the keeper when he was through.
Keith had chances as well, with debut boy Darren Stephen heading wide and Derek Nicol shooting straight at defender Richard Bowman.
The Free Fall[TM] also features a patented pendulum locking system that assures positive launcher drop, even when shooting straight down from a treestand.
Current air-blast equipment sprays about 50 gallons an acre, one row at a time, shooting straight into the air and giving uneven coverage.
Former EastEnders star Martine McCutcheon has started her post- soap career in style by shooting straight into the pop charts at number one with her debut single.
THIS has been a record year for singles shooting straight to the top of the pop charts.
Rodney Jack worked an opening for Torquay in the 24th minute before shooting straight at keeper Neil Edwards, then in the 32nd minute, Paul Gibbs fired in a shot which Edwards held at the second attempt.