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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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Making News, a new book on media relations by David Henderson that is billed as "a straight-shooting guide to media relations," falls short of its goal.
The audience booed as the Congressional questioners, who looked like plodding bureaucrats, bullied our hero, the brave, straight-shooting Marine.
But straight-shooting cowboy Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) is not about to let high-tech spaceman Buzz (Tim Allen) take over easily.
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The Incontinency Taboo" in Geriatric Nursing (January 1989) is straight-shooting advice on ways to discuss this most embarrassing issue.
The straight-shooting star also answers a series of questions as only he can -- pertaining to acting, writing his ten Star Trek novels, recording music, juggling family and career, parenting, education and life in general.
Bullock, who won the Best Actress Oscar for the movie last month, plays a straight-shooting Southern belle who takes pity on the mountainous Michael (Quinton Aaron), one of her daughter's classmates, whom she spots wandering around in the same T-shirt and shorts day in, day out.
The authors have delivered a straight-shooting, inside account of the design, politics, and implementation of the much-discussed Denver ProComp teacher pay plan--a plan the Denver Post termed "the nation's most ambitious.
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Think of Charlton Heston in Earthquake rescuing Genevieve Bujold from a makeshift medical center just before it's washed away by a flood; George Kennedy in airport clearing an obstructed runway so a jet can land safely; Gene Hackman's straight-shooting, self-righteous priest bullying the Poseidon's survivors to the ship's hull.
He's a straight-shooting, innovative, hard-working publisher, who is already known and respected by many manufacturers in the food industry.