turkey shoot

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  1. a marksmanship contest, usually at a festive gathering, in which rifles are fired at moving targets, originally live turkeys.

    • something easily accomplished; piece of cake.

    • an easy destruction of enemy troops, especially of flying aircraft.

Origin of turkey shoot

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

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