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fire blanks

slang Of a man, to have no sperm in his semen. We already know that Emma is healthy, so if she can't get pregnant, I must be firing blanks.
See also: blank, fire

fire blanks

BRITISH
If someone fires blanks, they try hard but fail to achieve something. Dalian and his fellow attackers continued to fire blanks against Liverpool and it was left to full-back Staunton to provide United's first goal. Note: Blanks are gun cartridges which contain explosive but do not contain a bullet, so that they do not cause any injuries or damage when the gun is fired.
See also: blank, fire

fire blanks

(of a man) be infertile. informal
The expression is based on the idea of a gun firing blank cartridges.
See also: blank, fire
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The Generals, who also drew a pair of double-doubles courtesy of Hamadou Laminou and Sidney Onwubere, fired blanks and ended up with a woeful 23% shooting clip from the field.
And despite Rosenberg looking lively up front after sitting out at Parkhead through suspension, Malmo still fired blanks as they slumped to their fourth loss of the league season.
If you've already fired blanks through the short barrel with the standard barrel BFA, your armorer needs to check the inner rail for cracks.
MOHAMED CHALALI fired blanks against Kilmarnock but still insists he's on target to realise his World Cup dream.
An army spokesman denied the report to Reuters, saying the army fired blanks, not live rounds to warn protesters.
An army spokesman said the army fired blanks, not live rounds, to warn protesters.
It is also hard to trust the visitors at relatively short prices given they rely so heavily on Fernando Llorente for goals and the Spanish international has fired blanks in his last four appearances for club and country.
He again fired blanks at West Brom but received little service.
To be safe the shooters only fired blanks from the huge weapons.
THIS was much ado about nothing as struggling St Albans and promotion-chasing County fired blanks in the Home Counties sun.
During a subsequent search of the area police recovered two guns, one which fired blanks.
ENGLAND fired blanks again as they drew their Euro 2008 qualifier in Tel Aviv last night.
Authorities imposed a daylong curfew in the downs of Biratnagar, Birgunj, Janakpur, Lahan, Gaur and Jaleswor in a bid to contain the violence, and police fired blanks to deal with the curfew-defying rioters at several places.
After both teams had fired blanks for almost an hour, Tipton achieved the breakthrough and Brodie followed suit quickly but then Ruthin were back in contention with a Endaf Jones penalty.
Keith Larkins, 33, had an exact replica of a police Glock handgun which fired blanks, the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) said yesterday.