Definition of Shoot from the hip

1. Verb. (literally) To shoot a firearm as soon as it is unholstered (still near the hip), without taking time to aim via the gunsights. ¹

2. Verb. (figuratively) To react quickly based on first impressions, without carefully studying the background information, wider context, and so on. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoot From The Hip

shoot 'em up
shoot 'em ups
shoot a line
shoot down
shoot first and ask questions later
shoot for
shoot for the stars
shoot from the hip (current term)
shoot me
shoot off
shoot off at the mouth
shoot one's bolt
shoot one's mouth off
shoot oneself in the foot
shoot out
shoot the boots
shoot the breeze
shoot the bull
shoot the messenger
shoot the moon

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