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turkey shoot

A fight or competition that is one-sided because one combatant or competitor is far superior to the other. What some predicted to be a long, arduous war ended up being a turkey shoot because the smaller country lacked adequate troops and firepower.
See also: shoot, turkey

a turkey shoot

A turkey shoot is a fight or contest where one side is so much stronger than the other that the weaker side has no chance of winning. The fighting stopped earlier than expected partly because of public anxiety at the turkey-shoot. The game was turning into a turkey shoot with Roberts blasting the ball past the goalkeeper. Note: This expression is usually used to suggest that the situation is unfair. Note: A turkey shoot is an occasion when people hunt turkeys, which are very easy to shoot.
See also: shoot, turkey
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Sonny helped organize and run several activities and events at the Rod and Gun Club throughout the years including cooking, fishing derby's for the children and turkey shoots.
THERE are plenty of turkey shoots in today's GAA match ups which means it's worth casting an eye over the handicaps.
Again, it is unsatisfactory, and leading to turkey shoots against the poor Edinburgh Capitals.
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There are a variety of shooting events, including running deer, ham and turkey shoots and a pistol shoot, at headquarters on Dunham Road.