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shoot from the hip

Definition of shoot from the hip

  1. :  to act or speak quickly without thinking about the possible results <I admit I'm shooting from the hip here, but I think it's a decent idea.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to eject or impel or cause to be ejected or impelled by a sudden release of tension (as of a bowstring or slingshot or by a flick of a finger)

    :  to drive forth or cause to be driven forth by an explosion (as of a powder charge in a firearm or of ignited fuel in a rocket)

    :  to drive forth or cause to be driven forth by a sudden release of gas or air

  1. :  a sending out of new growth or the growth sent out: as

    :  a stem or branch with its leaves and appendages especially when not yet mature

    :  offshoot

  1. : used to express annoyance or surprise

  1. :  rose hip

  1. :  the laterally projecting region of each side of the lower or posterior part of the mammalian trunk formed by the lateral parts of the pelvis and upper part of the femur together with the fleshy parts covering them

    :  hip joint

    :  the external angle formed by the meeting of two sloping sides of a roof that have their wall plates running in different directions

  1. : used in a cheer

  1. :  having or showing awareness of or involvement in the newest developments or styles

    :  very fashionable :  trendy

  1. :  to make aware :  tell, inform

  1. :  hipness

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mysterious, holy, or spiritual

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