straight from the shoulder

straight from the shoulder  {adv. phr.},  {informal}
In an open and honest way of speaking; without holding back anything because of fear or politeness or respect for someone's feelings; frankly.
John asked what he had done wrong. Bob told him straight from the shoulder.
The candidate for Congress spoke out against his opponent's dishonesty straight from the shoulder.
Categories: {adv. phr.} {informal}