shooting match

[ shoo-ting for 1; shoot-n, shoo-ting for 2 ]
/ ˈʃu tɪŋ for 1; ˈʃut n, ˈʃu tɪŋ for 2 /


a contest in marksmanship.
  1. a number of persons or things collectively.
  2. everything involved with a particular matter: He decided to sell the whole shooting match—his house, furniture, and car.

Origin of shooting match

First recorded in 1740–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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