turkey shoot

turkey shoot

noun
1.
a marksmanship contest, usually at a festive gathering, in which rifles are fired at moving targets, originally live turkeys.
2.
a.
something easily accomplished; piece of cake.
b.
an easy destruction of enemy troops, especially of flying aircraft.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism

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Main Entry:  turkey shoot1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a situation in which the aggressor has an unfair advantage
Main Entry:  turkey shoot2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the shooting of turkeys as a marksmanship contest
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