straight from the shoulder
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.

"Id jes like to drop into the Eastry Arms, jes when all those beggars in the parlour are sittin down to whist, Ruck and Marbel and all, and give em ten minutes of my mind, George. Straight from the shoulder. Jes exactly what I think of them."


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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 — 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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