shoot the dozens

shoot the dozens

To engage in an informal contest in which one trades insults with someone about each other and each other's family members, especially their mothers, typically in front of a group. The insults are not meant to be taken seriously. Exclusive to African-American communities. You want to shoot the dozens, son? We'll keep it light, unlike yo' mama, who's pushin' a ton!
See also: dozen, shoot

shoot the dozens

verb
See also: dozen, shoot
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