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turkey shoot

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noun

a marksmanship contest, usually at a festive gathering, in which rifles are fired at moving targets, originally live turkeys.
  1. something easily accomplished; piece of cake.
  2. an easy destruction of enemy troops, especially of flying aircraft.

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Origin of turkey shoot

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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