straight shooter


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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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If one is a straight shooter, honest and sincere, people can extrapolate that from the character of a leader and, to Russ York, CFO of Buchanan Forest Products, that is important.
While he's always been a lovable kind of guy -- except to a few notable exceptions among his old pals at Federated -- Questrom is the very textbook definition of a merchant who is also pretty much a straight shooter.
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He has a reputation in the Senate as "a straight shooter who can build bipartisan consensus.
The Princeton alums like Bradley because he's a great athlete and a straight shooter.
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At Esprit de Corps, we have long championed "Hang `Em High" Stephenson as a straight shooter, and his reversal on this case, once he was presented with all the facts, has restored our faith in that premise.
NO, he was a straight shooter and dispassionately gave you his honest opinion, regardless of how the vote was going.
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