shoot from the hip
phrasal to act or speak hastily without consideration of the consequences

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shoot from the Hip — Shoot from the Hip …   Википедия

  • shoot from the hip — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To fire a gun held at the hip without aiming by aligning the barrel with one s eye. * /In many Western movies the heroic sheriff defeats the villains by shooting from the hip./ 2. To speak sincerely, frankly, and without… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoot from the hip — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To fire a gun held at the hip without aiming by aligning the barrel with one s eye. * /In many Western movies the heroic sheriff defeats the villains by shooting from the hip./ 2. To speak sincerely, frankly, and without… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shoot from the hip — Someone who shoots from the hip talks very directly or insensitively without thinking beforehand …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • shoot from the hip — phrasal : to act or speak hastily without consideration of the consequences * * * shoot from the hip (informal) To speak bluntly or hastily, without preparation or without concern for the consequences • • • Main Entry: ↑shoot * * * shoot from the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shoot from the Hip — Infobox Album | Name = Shoot from the Hip Type = Album Artist = Sophie Ellis Bextor Released = flagicon|United Kingdom October 27, 2003 flagicon|World October 28, 2003 flagicon|United States June 26, 2007 Genre = Pop–electronica dance Length = 55 …   Wikipedia

  • shoot from the hip — in. to speak quickly and without thinking. (See also hip shooter.) □ She has a tendency to shoot from the hip, but that’s not really a problem. □ I shot from the hip when I spoke. I’m sorry …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • shoot\ from\ the\ hip — v. phr. informal 1. To fire a gun held at the hip without aiming by aligning the barrel with one s eye. In many Western movies the heroic sheriff defeats the villains by shooting from the hip. 2. To speak sincerely, frankly, and without… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shoot from the hip — talk without thinking, run off at the mouth, shoot your mouth off    Juan, my friend, if you tell a traffic cop to shove it, you are shooting from the hip …   English idioms

  • shoot from the hip — to react quickly without considering the possible effects. He works slowly and methodically while she jumps quickly into projects and shoots from the hip, but they make a good team …   New idioms dictionary

  • shoot from the hip — vp To talk without thinking. He always shoots from the hip and regrets it later. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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