Can't Hit the Side of a Barn

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To be unable of hitting the target accurately, to hold horrible plan

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  • This idiom got fame in the early 20th century in all over the US. It refers to baseball pitchers who couldn’t throw a ball into the strike region. Certainly, the side of a barn is a wide area, and if we cannot hit something as big as barn, our pitching arm must be poor.  
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Don’t worry about being the intention for opposition team in today’s game. They can’t hit the side of a barn.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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