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Definition of "straight-from-the-shoulder" []

  • Informal Frank and forthright: straight-from-the-shoulder reporting. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "straight-from-the-shoulder" in a sentence
  • "They were straight-from-the-shoulder remarks, or, as he called them, they were "brass tacks.""
  • "Ellis Ave., Chicago ($45-$65), 773-753-4472 extended through July 3 Nowadays most people think of "Porgy and Bess" as an opera, but it began life on Broadway, and there's a strong case to be made for performing the American "Carmen" (which is what "Porgy" is) not as a big-house opera but as a straight-from-the-shoulder music drama (which is what "Carmen" is)."
  • "Olbermann has in the past come out with some astonishing, straight-from-the-shoulder critiques of, first, the Bush administration and more recently the actions of the Obama administration."
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