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shotgun approach

noun

the hasty use of a wide range of techniques that are nonselective and haphazard

Examples

She favored the shotgun approach to handling problems.

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shotgun approach

noun phrase

A very broad and undiscriminating judgment or action: It's no good taking a shotgun approach to this matter of addiction

[1960s+; similarly, shotgun prescription is found by 1903]


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