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 Angels reliever Archie Bradley, a former Arizona prospect, spent parts of 2014 and 2015 in Reno, where Nevin had a reputation as a straight shooter and a good communicator. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2022 Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford is a straight shooter. Robert Fenbers, cleveland, 5 July 2022 In the classroom or on the baseball field, Webster's a straight shooter, respected by peers and umpires alike. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 6 June 2022 Hoffmann shines as Claire Rothman, a pragmatic straight shooter who eventually becomes the general manager of the Lakers' arena, The Forum. Andrea Cuttler, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Mar. 2022 Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir is a straight shooter. Steve Bloom, Variety, 9 Apr. 2022 Gray is regarded within government as a straight shooter unafraid to stand up to politicians. Boris Johnson, Fox News, 18 Jan. 2022 Johnson’s reputation as a player might be bigger than his reputation as a straight shooter. Brad Biggs,, 18 Dec. 2021 So far, Udoka has been that straight shooter that many fans have been clamoring for. Hunter Felt, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of straight shooter

1928, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2022

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“Straight shooter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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