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Straight from the hip


Honest response.’ Straight’ refers to honest and ‘from the hip’ implies immediate without hesitation or confusion.¬† (Compare to Honest Abe, Unvarnished truth or Scout’s honor.)

“When the boss asked him why he was late for work, he said straight from the hip that he had gone to a job interview.”

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