shoot from the hip

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shoot from the hip

  1. (literally) To shoot a firearm as soon as it is unholstered (still near the hip), without taking time to aim via the gunsights.
  2. (figuratively) To react quickly based on first impressions, without carefully studying the background information, wider context, and so on.

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Last modified on 11 January 2014, at 09:27