straight from the shoulder


straight from the shoulder
frankly, honestly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • straight from the shoulder — (straight) from the shoulder Frank(ly) and forceful(ly) • • • Main Entry: ↑shoulder straight from the shoulder Frankly, without equivocation (also straight from the shoulder adjective) • • • Main Entry: ↑straight * * * ˌstraight from the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight from the shoulder — {adv. phr.}, {informal} In an open and honest way of speaking; without holding back anything because of fear or politeness or respect for someone s feelings; frankly. * /John asked what he had done wrong. Bob told him straight from the shoulder./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straight from the shoulder — {adv. phr.}, {informal} In an open and honest way of speaking; without holding back anything because of fear or politeness or respect for someone s feelings; frankly. * /John asked what he had done wrong. Bob told him straight from the shoulder./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • straight from the shoulder — If someone talks straight from the shoulder, they talk honestly and plainly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • (straight) from the shoulder — Frank(ly) and forceful(ly) ● shoulder …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight from the shoulder — ► straight from the shoulder 1) dated (of a blow) swift and well delivered. 2) (of words) frank or direct. Main Entry: ↑straight …   English terms dictionary

  • straight-from-the-shoulder — American straight from the shoulder if you speak straight from the shoulder, you speak directly and honestly. Then he spoke and it was his usual straight from the shoulder performance …   New idioms dictionary

  • straight-from-the-shoulder — adjective characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion blunt talking and straight shooting a blunt New England farmer I gave them my candid opinion forthright criticism a forthright approach to the problem tell me… …   Useful english dictionary

  • straight from the shoulder — 1. adjective Done in a direct manner; blunt. Are yuh going to let the Pilgrim hang around here this summer? he demanded in his straight from the shoulder fashion. 2. adverb In a straightforward manner; directly; bluntly …   Wiktionary

  • straight\ from\ the\ shoulder — adv. phr. informal In an open and honest way of speaking; without holding back anything because of fear or politeness or respect for someone s feelings; frankly. John asked what he had done wrong. Bob told him straight from the shoulder. The… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • straight from the shoulder — American if you speak straight from the shoulder, you speak directly and honestly. I gave it to him straight from the shoulder. You re talking garbage, I said …   New idioms dictionary


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