Значение идиомы shoot from the hip

[shoot from the hip] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To fire a gun held atthe hip without aiming by aligning the barrel with one’s eye.

Inmany Western movies the heroic sheriff defeats the villains byshooting from the hip.

2. To speak sincerely, frankly, and withoutsubterfuge.

“What kind of an administrator will Mr. Brown be?” thehead of the search committee asked. “He shoots straight from the hip,”he was assured.