straight shooter


1. someone who conducts themselves in a frank and honest way






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I like him/her, he/she's a real straight shooter

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A 'straight shooter' is a person who conducts themselves in an honest and upright way, someone who is straightforward and direct. "He is a straight shooter, he always says what he means and means what he says." "You should ask Ava for her opinion, she's a straight shooter, she won't lie to you." This is an informal expression.

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  1. Gary never sugarcoats anything he says, he's a real straight shooter. If you want an honest opinion on something, then he's the man to go to.
  2. I wish Gina would get to the point, we would save so much time if she was more of a straight shooter.

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  1. As a boss, Kelly is regarded as a straight shooter. She does every thing by the book and isn't afraid to speak her mind.
  2. I think we need more straight shooters in the office. Too many people here try to pass the buck if they do something wrong rather than taking responsibility for themselves.

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