shoot (one's) load

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shoot (one's) load

1. To lose or spend all of one's money or to use all of one's resources, especially too quickly and all at once. My Las Vegas trip was short lived—I shot my load at the poker table in the first two hours! It just felt like the film shot its load with that massive spectacle early on, because it never got as interesting again.
2. vulgar slang Of a man, to ejaculate semen during an orgasm. Please stop talking about shooting your load. I don't want that image.
See also: load, shoot
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A friend said: "Mel has been offered the Playboy shoot loads of times but always said no.
It dies easily, so you can carry lovely, lightweight guns and shoot loads that do not bruise.
You may remember when the gospel was that we must use lighter recoil springs in 1911s if we wanted to shoot target loads, but I routinely shoot loads equivalent to the bullseye amino of years past, and the guns run just fine.
If you start hitting it badly out there you are going to shoot loads.
A patented self-cleaning, pressure-compensating system permits the latest incarnation of the dependable 11-87 to shoot loads ranging from light 23/4-inch field loads to heavy 31/2-inch turkey and waterfowl rounds.