straight-from-the-shoulder

adjective

: characterized by bold vigor of thought and presentation and by freedom from mincing or quibbling
a straight-from-the-shoulder analysis of the problem

Word History

Etymology

straight from the shoulder, phrase applied to a blow in boxing

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“Straight-from-the-shoulder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight-from-the-shoulder. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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