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shotgun quiz

Slang definitions & phrases for shotgun quiz

pop quiz

noun phrase

A surprise test; an unexpected examination

[1940s+ College students; pop, ''to announce or produce unexpectedly,'' is found by 1529]


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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