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poachers gunA small bore shotgun hidden in a walking cane.Rate it:

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under the gunUnder great pressure to perform.Rate it:

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you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word aloneIt is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.Rate it:

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Quaker gunA nonfunctional imitation of a gun or of a piece of artillery, typically made of wood and usually intended to deceive enemy forces into overestimating one's available firepower.Rate it:

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big gunA large-caliber artillery piece.Rate it:

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big gunSomeone who is powerful or influential most often in plural form.Rate it:

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eat one's gunTo commit suicide, especially by use of a firearm discharged into the victim's mouth.Rate it:

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give it the gunLiteral meaning.Rate it:

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gun downTo kill by means of a firearm, especially deliberately and in a brutal manner.Rate it:

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gun forTo strive for the downfall or diminution of another.Rate it:

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gun forTo pursue as a goal; to work hard to achieve.Rate it:

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gun itTo accelerate or speed up quickly or suddenly.Rate it:

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hired gunA person who is employed as an armed guard, enforcer, or mercenary and who is prepared to use gunplay or similar violent methods in order to assert the interests of his or her employer.Rate it:

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hired gunA person who is employed to advance the interests of his or her employer, especially in a vigorous manner using such methods as political lobbying, legal advocacy, or persuasion.Rate it:

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is that a gun in your pocket or are you just pleased to see meIndicates the speaker has noticed an erection underneath the interlocutor's clothes.Rate it:

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jump the gunTo act or begin too soon or without due caution.Rate it:

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jump the gunTo begin a race too soon, before the starting gun goes off.Rate it:

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jump the gunTo trade securities based on information that is not yet public; to trade on inside information.Rate it:

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Jump the GunTo do something a bit earlier or before the time, hasty in doing somethingRate it:

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jump the gun!Take Premature Action:, Begin to run before the report of the starter's gun! Illegal actions:Rate it:

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poachers gunUsed other than as an idiom. poacher's gunRate it:

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put a gun to someone's headTo compel someone; to create a situation in which someone has no alternative course of action.Rate it:

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smoking gunEvidence, particularly of a crime, that is difficult or impossible to dispute.Rate it:

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smoking gunThe conclusive evidence, the bare facts, clear and decisive picture.Rate it:

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under the gunThe first player to act on the first round of betting in Texas hold 'em.Rate it:

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blow offTo shoot something with a gun, causing it to come disconnected.Rate it:

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a smoke screenEarly sea battles demonstrated the value of gun smoke and smoke from burning ships to hide one battleship from one belonging to the enemy. Later, smoke was generated prior to commencing battle so as to make it more difficult for gun crews to spot the targeted vessel. This tactic became known as a smoke screen.Rate it:

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take offTo leave unexpectedly, blow the joint, leave in a huff, run out, evacuate, disband, abandon, rush away, fly the coop, jump the rails, jump the gun.Rate it:

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barrelA metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.Rate it:

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bulletproofCapable of withstanding a direct shot by a bullet fired from a gun.Rate it:

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bust a capTo fire a weapon; to shoot with a gun.Rate it:

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c’est comme le couteau de jeannotThat is like the Irishman’s gun (said of anything that has been mended so often as to have nothing of the original left).Rate it:

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gunner's daughterThe gun to which sailors were tied to be flogged.Rate it:

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gunshyBeing afraid to use a gun.Rate it:

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peashooterA toy gun, consisting of a tube through which peas or small objects are blown.Rate it:

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peashooterAny small or ineffective gun.Rate it:

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point blankThe distance between a gun and a target such that it requires minimal effort in aiming it. In particular no allowance needs to be made for the effects of gravity, target movement or wind in aiming the projectile.Rate it:

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pop a cap in someone's assTo shoot someone with a gun.Rate it:

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pull the triggerTo fire a gun.Rate it:

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shotgunA gun which fires loads consisting of small metal balls, called shot, from a cartridge.Rate it:

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take a bead onTo aim a gun at something.Rate it:

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tool upTo arm oneself with a weapon, especially a gun.Rate it:

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