straight shooter


Definition of straight shooter

: a thoroughly upright straightforward person

Examples of straight shooter in a Sentence

He's a straight shooter who says what he thinks.
Recent Examples on the Web Sharon Chuter is, and always has been, a straight shooter. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Sharon Chuter Challenges Beauty Brands To 'Pull Up' For Real Equality Or Shut Up," 4 June 2020 Happy birthday to straight shooter respected on all sides @jonlovett. Alexia Fernandez,, "Ronan Farrow Says He and His Fiancé Jon Lovett Are Too 'Swamped with Work' to Plan Their Wedding," 26 Nov. 2019 Both Taylor and Kent come off as straight shootersBoth Taylor and Kent appeared to be unflappable under the glare of the national spotlight, even as Republicans sometimes became animated in their questioning., "Schiff says the facts are not seriously contested," 14 Nov. 2019 The management we’ve met with seem like straight shooters and serious., "Long a place for the young, the Brookline campus of Newbury College will now become a place for the old.," 13 Sep. 2019 Landreth, known as a fiscal expert and straight shooter, warns that the Kaplan plan would leave the city with a $59 million deficit over the next two years, a deficit that would lead to layoffs, hiring freezes and service reductions. East Bay Times Editorial, The Mercury News, "Editorial: Rebecca Kaplan’s reckless Oakland city budget plan," 13 June 2019 Flores, unlike Belichick, is more of a straight shooter with the media. Ben Volin,, "Brian Flores facing tough tests early on as Dolphins coach," 15 Aug. 2019 Chronis has worked to cultivate modeling a servant leadership style, the courage to accept new challenges, cultivating a culture of empathy, staying resilient and focused, and being a straight shooter. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Strong, diverse leadership is driving force of successful firms," 22 July 2019 The basketball court isn’t the only place where Andre Iguodala is a straight shooter. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Warriors’ Andre Iguodala ‘absolutely’ believes Mark Jackson has been blackballed by NBA," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of straight shooter

1928, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2020

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“Straight shooter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of straight shooter

US, informal : a person who is very honest

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