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straight lane

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straight from the shoulder

adverb phrase

Honestly and directly; unflinchingly; straight: He gave it to us straight from the shoulder

[1856+; perhaps from the notion of an honest blow delivered straight from the shoulder rather than deviously, from the side, etc]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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