hit the (broad) side of a barn

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hit the (broad) side of a barn

slang To hit a target that is difficult to miss. Almost always used in the negative to mean that one has very bad aim. Boy, you can't hit the broad side of a barn—the net is over here, you know! These guys haven't made a single basket in the last 10 minutes—they just can't hit the side of a barn right now.
See also: barn, hit, of, side
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hit the (broad) side of a barn

Fig. to hit an easy target. (Usually negative.) He can't park that car! He can't hit the broad side of a barn, let alone that parking place. He's a lousy shot. He can't hit the side of a barn.
See also: barn, hit, of, side
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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