not have a shot in (one's) locker

not have a shot in (one's) locker

obsolete To have no opportunities, money, or resources. Criminals released from prison don't have a shot in their pocket, as they are faced with poverty and discrimination at every turn.
See also: have, locker, not, shot

not a shot in your locker

no money or chances left. British
The locker referred to in this expression is a compartment in which ammunition is kept.
See also: locker, not, shot
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