shoot it out

shoot it out

engage in a decisive confrontation, typically a gun battle. informal
See also: out, shoot

ˌshoot it ˈout (with somebody)

(informal) fight against somebody with guns, especially until one side is killed or defeated: The gang decided to shoot it out with the police. ▶ ˈshoot-out noun: The movie ended with a shoot-out, which of course the hero won.
See also: out, shoot