turkey shoot


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turkey shoot

A fight or competition that is one-sided because one combatant or competitor is far superior to the other. What some predicted to be a long, arduous war ended up being a turkey shoot because the smaller country lacked adequate troops and firepower.
See also: shoot, turkey

a turkey shoot

A turkey shoot is a fight or contest where one side is so much stronger than the other that the weaker side has no chance of winning. The fighting stopped earlier than expected partly because of public anxiety at the turkey-shoot. The game was turning into a turkey shoot with Roberts blasting the ball past the goalkeeper. Note: This expression is usually used to suggest that the situation is unfair. Note: A turkey shoot is an occasion when people hunt turkeys, which are very easy to shoot.
See also: shoot, turkey
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Opinion ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 As of yesterday afternoon, 10 of the policemen involved in the turkey shoot had been suspended together with the chief of the Mandaluyong police, for command responsibility.
Part of the fun and challenge of participating in the annual Turkey Shoot golf tournament at Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses is the unpredictability of the weather.
Toll gives the same detailed treatment to each major action from mid-1942 to mid-1944: Operation Galvanic (Tarawa), Operation Flintlock (Kwajalein Atoll), the aerial raid on Truk, the invasion of Saipan, the Battle of the Philippine Sea (also known as the Marianas Turkey Shoot) followed by landings on Guam and Tinian islands, and the US pursuit of the Japanese fleet following the Turkey Shoot.
The Barbarians scored tries in each half through Brad Thorn and Thomas Waldrom, but they were victims in a turkey shoot in the latest instalment of this annual fixture.
TURKEY SHOOT STRAIGHT from the Chelsea Flower Show to Heathrow to get to Lake Van in Turkey on the hunt for the earliest forms of the tulip for my next television series.
Heck, I better get a second job and start saving my money before next year's Cold Turkey Shoot.
He began his wartime service as an anti-aircraft gunner aboard the aircraft carrier USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) just in time for the invasion of Saipan and the Marianas Turkey Shoot, a battle in which 300 Japanese aircraft were shot down.
He often makes long analytical comments that detract from his main topic, such as his account of the Marianas Turkey Shoot.
Compounding this seemly unsolvable problem is the annual turkey shoot called the Genies.
This was the turkey shoot that never was - with Swindon unquestionably the turkeys.
Solution: An annual outing, known as the Mancini-Duffy Turkey Shoot (no live animals were involved
So let it be remembered that on the eve of the turkey shoot the political heirs of Barry Goldwater, Joseph McCarthy and Adlai Stevenson all thought that a solution short of slaughter was possible and desirable.
Shotgun clay-target games include Trap, Skeet and 5-Stand for the turkey shoot, as well as 3-Gun Annie Oakley and Famous Bacon shoot.
Owen described the turkey shoot in Nottingham as "bizarre" but along with the rest of his team were relieved to lift the hoodoo of playing at the National Ice Centre.
Clash of the Carriers: The True Story of the Marianas Turkey Shoot of World War II, by Barrett Tillman, Penguin, 368 pages, $24.