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 Carl, on the other hand, also very straight shooter. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 10 Apr. 2024 Be a straight shooter, put truth and loyalty first, and live up to your promises. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 2 Feb. 2024 Those who work with him say that Stuber is a straight shooter who is candid about his concerns about a project. Brent Lang, Variety, 7 Nov. 2023 Martin was known for being a straight shooter, an exec committed to making sure that Sony Pictures got the best result for its investment. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Nov. 2023 Like Lloyd, Rapinoe has always been a straight shooter. Sean Gregory, Time, 11 July 2023 Mark Kelly John Durham had a reputation as a straight shooter when he was asked in 2019 to examine the origins of the FBI’s Russia collusion investigation of Donald Trump. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 22 June 2023 Those relatives and friends remembered him as a kind and generous soul who nevertheless was a no-nonsense straight shooter. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 4 Mar. 2023 Trump, in this version, is the straight shooter. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 19 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of straight shooter was in 1928

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“Straight shooter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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