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shooting match

[shoo-ting for 1; shoot-n, shoo-ting for 2] /ˈʃu tɪŋ for 1; ˈʃut n, ˈʃu tɪŋ for 2/
a contest in marksmanship.
  1. a number of persons or things collectively.
  2. everything involved with a particular matter:
    He decided to sell the whole shooting match—his house, furniture, and car.
1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for shooting match
  • The whole shooting match is housed in a steel cage, one opening per level.
  • They can file forms electronically, do the whole shooting match.
  • They declare it to be their purpose to see fair play, if they have to engage in a shooting match to se cure it.
Slang definitions & phrases for shooting match

shooting gallery

noun phrase
  1. A place where a narcotics user can get a dose or injection
  2. A party or gathering where narcotics users take injections: in a fellow musician's hotel room during a ''shooting gallery'' (dope party) (1950s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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