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shoot from the hip

Definition of shoot from the hip in English:

informal React without careful consideration of one’s words or actions: he is shooting from the hip in an act of political desperation
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  • He doesn't shoot from the hip but takes a more considered approach and would rather explain to people why he holds the views he holds than intimidate them to his point of view.
  • Elaine shot from the hip, which often got her into hot water but she is a huge loss.
  • With that in mind, I have shot from the hip and dared people to respond.
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