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    a square shooter

    Dear teachers,

    Would you help to me to make the proper choice of the meaning of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    I don’t know why I’m telling you all this except that – well, you were nice to me and you’re a square shooter and I like you. (E. S. Gardner, “The D. A. Breaks an Egg”)

    You and I know each other pretty well…. You’ve been a square shooter. I’d like to make it permanent. (E. S. Gardner, “Fools Die on Friday”)

    a square shooter = fair/ decent/ nice person

    Thanks for your efforts.


    Last edited by vil; 21-Dec-2010 at 17:55.

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    Re: a square shooter

    straight shooter
    an honest person.
    I trust Mike; he's a straight shooter.
    We need a straight shooter in office who will work for the people rather
    than some lobbyists.

    square shooter
    One who is honest, forthright, and fair.

    Do the phrases "straight shooter" and "square shooter" have the same meaning? Is there any slight difference in meaning?

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