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shooting gallery

a place equipped with targets and used for practice in shooting.
Slang. a place where drug addicts can buy and inject themselves with narcotic drugs.
Origin of shooting gallery
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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shooting gallery

an area, often enclosed, designed for target practice, shooting, etc
(slang) a house where heroin addicts inject themselves
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shoot from the hip

verb phrase

To act or respond impulsively and aggressively; be recklessly impetuous; have a short fuse: A politician should seldom shoot from the hip

[1970s+; fr the image of a gunfighter who fires his weapon without aiming, as just drawn from the holster]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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