shoot from the lip

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shoot from the lip

To speak rashly, recklessly, or bluntly, without consideration of potential consequences. A play on the phrase "shoot from the hip," meaning the same. The country's prime minister has gained a reputation for shooting from the lip, issuing executive orders without consulting members of parliament. The boss tends to shoot from the lip, so don't take what he says too personally.
See also: lip, shoot
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