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shoot (one's) wad

1. slang To lose or spend all of one's money. My Las Vegas trip was short lived—I shot my wad at the poker table in the first two hours! Here's $20 for the weekend, don't shoot your whole wad tonight.
2. vulgar slang Of a male, to ejaculate semen during an orgasm.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

shoot one's wad

Sl. to spend all or nearly all one's cash on hand. I shot my wad on junk food. I can't afford a cab. I shot my wad at the restaurant.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

shoot your wad

If someone shoots their wad, they use all their effort or money for something, so that they have no energy or money left. He gave the impression of a man who shot his wad too early, and was left with only a reputation and some memories. The team seems to have shot its wad earlier in the season.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

shoot one’s wad

tv. to spend or use everything. I can’t afford a cab. I shot my wad at the restaurant.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

shoot (one's) wad

1. Slang
a. To spend all of one's cash.
b. To use up all of one's energy or resources.
2. Vulgar Slang To ejaculate.
See also: shoot, wad
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Based on the use of an almost-lead shot wad design with a good deal of air space under the shot column, Rio loads tend to shoot softer than other steel offerings.
These rounds use a two-piece Drylok Steel Shot wad system and lacquered primers that keep the powder dry and delivers consistent uniform performance.
Old timers would spit down the barrel before seating the over shot wad to soften the fouling and thus use the over shot wad as a wiper wad.
The other option is to remove the choke when you load, which allows for the use of a plastic shot cup and a cardboard check over the shot wad. This combination usually will give the tightest patterns.
For the 20 gauge, Ballistic Products now offers a high-performance steel shot wad that is ideal for 7/8 oz.
The advent of plastic shot wads did wonders for the patterning qualities of the .410, but shot deformation, especially with the long shot columns inherent with the 11/16- and 3/4-ounce payloads in the 3" case, pellet deformation occurs.
In the past I've written about using .45 caliber gas checks as over powder and over shot wads in .45 Colt cases in making shot loads for rattlesnake control around my home.
Besides a full line of primers, the Anoka, Minn.-based company also features shot wads as components.
Because it didn't need the thick protective shot wads essential for steel shot, the pellet count and pattern densities were superior to steel loads.