THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of smoking gun
Words nearby smoking gun
Example sentences from the Web for smoking gun
This finding “challenges us to think that there might not always be a single pathogen or a smoking gun,” says Melissa Pespeni.Choked by bacteria, some starfish are turning to goo|Erin Garcia de Jesus|February 8, 2021|Science News For Students
If your site was negatively affected there is rarely a single smoking gun to blame.
There really is no smoking gun that has emerged as a culprit for sites that did not do well.
“This represents a smoking gun,” says Marc Pinsonneault, an astronomer at The Ohio State University who was not involved.We still don’t really know what’s inside the sun—but that could change very soon|Charlie Wood|November 30, 2020|Popular Science
“You can imagine the sound of that gun on a Bronx street,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says.
That act forever sealed his feeling for the Chief, bound it up with the war, with violence, with the gun.
I mean, the reality of it was, I had to go out and get on a horse, and ride in, shoot the gun — how hard was that, right?
They were the machine gun bullets coming from the ambush when my company got hit.
Frias—who was arrested in 2013 for interfering with public duties and public intoxication—was not carrying a gun at the time.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic|Brandy Zadrozny|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He, with others, thinking the miss-sahib had gone to church, was smoking the hookah of gossip in a neighboring compound.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Columbus found the natives of San Salvador smoking after this manner.
When Cortez made conquest of Mexico in 1519 smoking seemed to be a common as well as an ancient custom among the natives.
This was no strange sight to the boy by that time, but it was awkward in the circumstances, for he had neither gun nor spear.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
In 1629 he found the Hurons smoking the dried leaves and stalks of the Tobacco plant or petune.
British Dictionary definitions for smoking gun
Idioms and Phrases with smoking gun
Something that serves as indisputable evidence or proof, especially of a crime. For example, There is no smoking gun in the Oval Office; the President had no role in tampering with the evidence. This expression alludes to the smoke coming from a recently discharged firearm, a normal occurrence until the invention of smokeless powder. [Mid-1900s]