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Straight from the shoulder

Posted by David FG on January 25, 2010 at 15:16

In Reply to: Straight from the shoulder posted by Mike on January 25, 2010 at 14:16:

: Watching a 1930's movie, and a gentleman described a conversation he had with a local political official as " I had to speak to him straight from the shoulder". I assumed this ment "straight talk", but what is the reference to the shoulder?

The reference, I think, is to a punch coming 'straight from the shoulder' - that is, with the maximum force; with all the deliverer's strength.