shooting gallery

noun
  1. a place equipped with targets and used for practice in shooting.
  2. Slang. a place where drug addicts can buy and inject themselves with narcotic drugs.

Origin of shooting gallery

First recorded in 1830–40
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shooting gallery

noun
  1. an area, often enclosed, designed for target practice, shooting, etc
  2. slang a house where heroin addicts inject themselves
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