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.

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As a boss, Trump is regarded as a straight shooter, and is well liked by executive residence staff, a source with knowledge of the matter tells CNN. Kate Bennett, CNN, "Melania Trump looks to history for inspired state dinner with the Macrons," 21 Apr. 2018 Even in the private sector, Mr. Lhota has long been seen as a competent manager and a straight shooter. New York Times, "From the E.R. to the Garden, M.T.A. Chief Holds Unusually Powerful Perch," 22 May 2018 At the same time, the hawkish Coats has established a reputation in Washington as a straight shooter focused on America’s long-term national security, even among Democrats. Massimo Calabresi, Time, "Intelligence Director Dan Coats Is the Mild-Mannered Force the Trump Administration Needs," 22 May 2018 Calling herself a straight shooter, Baray said that the work that her program does goes beyond teaching 4-year-olds. Josh Baugh, San Antonio Express-News, "Council briefed on Pre-K 4 SA," 9 May 2018 As the world remembers the late Barbara Bush, who died Tuesaday after serving as First Lady from 1989 to 1993, a flood of memories about her tenacity and reputation as a straight shooter have resurfaced. Julyssa Lopez, Glamour, "Watch Jenna Bush Explain Why Her Grandmother Earned ‘The Enforcer’ Nickname," 18 Apr. 2018 Luis Carlos de la Lombana is an amiable straight shooter as the family doctor, and Alfonso Rey does nicely as the colonel’s cruelly complacent slob of a lawyer. Laura Collins-hughes, New York Times, "Review: Betting on a Rooster in ‘No One Writes to the Colonel’," 2 Apr. 2018 Mike is just extremely gregarious and a straight shooter. Vaughn Hillyard, NBC News, "Mike Pence toils for 2018 victories in place of a distracted Trump," 3 Mar. 2018 Furr had a reputation among the state's victim advocacy community for being a straight shooter, with a good heart and the right intentions. Jessica Contrera, Anchorage Daily News, "Decades’ worth of rape kits are finally being tested, but no one can agree on what to do next," 20 Feb. 2018

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1928, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of straight shooter

US, informal : a person who is very honest

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