The Cubans and the officers of the company alike came in for a good deal of straight-from-the-shoulder Yankee criticism.
It was no good trying some tricky approach; his best bet was the straight-from-the-shoulder bit.
They were straight-from-the-shoulder remarks, or, as he called them, they were “brass tacks.”
And he fought always in an old-fashioned, straight-from-the-shoulder way that put him at a great disadvantage in a legal conflict.
"Very well, sir," said Colin, a little taken aback by this straight-from-the-shoulder statement.
It was all straight-from-the-shoulder kind of talk, garbed in homely phrase.