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

His reputation is for being no-nonsense, a straight shooter, an advocate of government transparency. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, "Checking Robert Mueller," 13 Dec. 2018 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 General Electric’s straight shooter just shot himself in the foot. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "New Warning Lights Flash at GE," 5 Mar. 2019 Sam, always a straight shooter, is likely right nothing will change for the consumer. Matt Allyn, Popular Mechanics, "Dogfish Head and Sam Adams Have Officially Joined Forces," 10 May 2019 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

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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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