shooting match

shooting match
'shooting match
n
the whole shooting match
BrE spoken everything, or an event that is the most complete of its kind
We're having a big church wedding with bridesmaids, a pageboy - the whole shooting match.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • shooting match — shooting ,match noun count a fight or competition using guns the whole shooting match INFORMAL everything …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shooting match — noun 1. : a competitive test in shooting : competition in marksmanship 2. : a collection or aggregate of persons or things : lot; also : the entire affair or matter : concern, business used chiefly in the phrase the whole shooting match …   Useful english dictionary

  • shooting match — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms shooting match : singular shooting match plural shooting matches a fight or competition using guns • the whole shooting match …   English dictionary

  • shooting match — noun the whole shooting match spoken the whole of a situation, or an event that is the best or most complete of its kind: We re having a big church wedding with bridesmaids, a pageboy the whole shooting match …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shooting match — /ˈʃutɪŋ mætʃ/ (say shoohting mach) noun 1. a contest between marksmen. –phrase 2. the whole shooting match, Colloquial everything under consideration: *And I don t mean just mask and flippers, boots and cap – anyone can do that! I mean oxygen… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • shooting match — /shooh ting/ for 1; /shooht n, shooh ting/ for 2 1. a contest in marksmanship. 2. Informal. a. a number of persons or things collectively. b. everything involved with a particular matter: He decided to sell the whole shooting match his house,… …   Universalium

  • shooting match — See the whole shooting match …   English idioms

  • shooting match — A test of marksmanship, becoming illegal as gambling only where wagers are placed. 24 Am J1st Gaming § 28 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • the whole shooting match — informal everything the whole shooting match is being computerized * * * the whole shooting match informal : the entire thing : ↑everything They said that they would pay for the food, music, decorations–the whole shooting match. • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) whole shooting match — the whole shooting match informal phrase everything When they go camping they take tables, chairs, a TV – the whole shooting match. Thesaurus: everything and including everythingsynonym Main entry: shooting match * * * the whole ˈshooting match …   Useful english dictionary

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