a 'straight shot up' the Champs Elysees

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From this square, it is a straight shot up the Champs Elysees to his apartment.

I can't exactly understand what's ment by "straight shot up".

maybe someone could reword this sentence for me?
  • MichaelW

    Senior Member
    English (British)
    Haven't heard the phrase before, but I assume the reference is to a bullet being fired and travelling in a straight line.


    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    It breaks down like this:

    it's a 'straight shot' = it's a direct line. This is a common expression in AmE. MichaelW has explained its origin.

    'up' the Champs Elysees = along the Champs Elysees.
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