Definition of straight shooter in US English:

straight shooter


North American
  • An honest and forthright person.

    ‘Candace is a plain talker and a straight shooter’
    • ‘He is not a slick talker but he is a straight shooter and, where I come from, deeds mean a lot more than words.’
    • ‘Sure he's a bit forward for the first date; straight shooters like Tom often have rough edges.’
    • ‘He's a straight shooter, honest, and he knows everything that is going on in media.’
    • ‘Along the way, this straight shooter earned a number of fans.’
    • ‘He's a straight shooter, and I think he's going to be a good leader.’
    • ‘Americans like a plainspoken leader, a straight shooter they can trust, we are told.’
    • ‘He is widely praised as honest and a straight shooter.’
    • ‘Be a real straight shooter; employees will appreciate your honesty.’
    • ‘But he is also known as very much a straight shooter.’
    • ‘But at least he had the virtue of being a straight shooter.’
    • ‘So you can see what a straight shooter he must be.’
    • ‘He may be prickly, but he's an absolute straight shooter and he tells it exactly like he thinks it is.’
    • ‘But they seem like straight shooters who understand blogs, and their business model is interesting.’
    • ‘His players and coaches respect him because he's a straight shooter who always is fair.’
    • ‘When you're dealing with her as a person, she can be absolutely delightful, but you always feel she's a straight shooter.’
    • ‘Sure, some of it's just team loyalty, but there are a number of people who think he's a straight shooter, an everyman of simple values and authentic virtues, masculine, good-hearted and tough.’
    • ‘Both he and Harvey are regarded as straight shooters, and the government's vigorous pursuit of this case sends a strong message to the media that it will clamp down on the free exchange of information it sees as embarrassing wherever it can.’
    • ‘And the president should not be criticized for being a straight shooter and calling a spade a spade.’
    • ‘And I think he has a reputation in Washington as being a real straight shooter.’
    • ‘He is a straight shooter and one of the two or three smartest people I have ever met.’