straight from the shoulder


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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