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blow (one's) wad

1. To lose or spend all of one's money. My Las Vegas trip was short lived—I blew my wad at the poker table in the first two hours! Here's $20 for the weekend, don't blow your whole wad tonight.
2. Of a man, to ejaculate semen during an orgasm.
3. To lose control of one's composure, temper, patience, or nerve in a given situation. A reference to premature ejaculation, it is usually used in the negative. Don't blow your wad, we'll get there soon. The game is in 30 minutes. I know you're nervous, but stay sharp, don't blow your wad now.
See also: blow, wad

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 man, to ejaculate semen during an orgasm.
See also: shoot, wad

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.
See also: shoot, wad

shoot one's bolt

Also, shoot one's wad. Do all within one's power; exhaust one's resources or capabilities. For example, They were asking for more ideas but Bob had shot his bolt and couldn't come up with any , or Don't shoot your wad with that article or you won't have any material for the sequels. The first expression comes from archery and referred to using up all of one's bolts (short, heavy arrows fired with a crossbow); it was a proverb by the 1200s. The colloquial variant, dating from about 1900, comes from gambling and refers to spending all of a wad of rolled-up banknotes. Also see shoot the works.
See also: bolt, shoot

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.
See also: shoot, wad

wad up

To crumple or compress something into a wad: I wadded up the piece of paper and threw it in the trash. The janitor wadded the tissues up and threw them away.
See also: up, wad

shoot one’s wad

tv. to spend or use everything. I can’t afford a cab. I shot my wad at the restaurant.
See also: shoot, wad

tight wad

n. a stingy person; a miser. (see also wad.) There’s no need to be such a tight wad.
See also: tight, wad


1. (wɑd) n. a bundle of money; a bankroll. (see also tight wad.) I lost my wad on a rotten horse in the seventh race.
2. n. a gob of semen. He called the wad a cumquat and thought he’d made a joke.

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
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The old card and fiber wads (available from Cabela's) remain the best choices for use with low-pressure loads in double-barrel guns.
With the Model 520, I simply seated two, card-over-powder wads with a good rap of the rod, dropped in 1 3/8 ounce of No.
In wad stop chokes that use a series of raised dogs to contact the wad, the reaction is not as complete.
Now, if you had told me that all you needed to do to improve the accuracy of the old Foster slug by as much as 55 percent was to place a plastic ball between the base of the slug and the cushioned over-powder wad, 1 would have looked a bit incredulous, but that's what engineer Poore and her staff have done.
The tapered walls required the development of a new wad and the semi-hemispherical chamber required the use of slower powders to control pressures.
If you shoot black powder cartridge rifles -- as an increasing number of shooters seem to be doing these days -- you know a card wad is normally used between bullet and powder.
It is one of the most fascinating catalogs in the business and contains pricing for greater quantities of any of the above wads as well.
12 gauge wad #WAA12L designed to let handloaders duplicate the 24 gram Olympic load.
Brian Bergren, 225th Air Defense Squadron director of operations, the WADS vast communication network was able to provide real-time rescue status updates for 11 hospitals, numerous helicopter landing zones and aircraft refueling areas over an area of approximately 25,000 square miles.
The original payloads did not perform consistently out of ported chokes because the gasses escaped too quickly, keeping the rear petals of the old wads closed.
Would it help burn all the powder if I inserted wads cut out of polystyrene foam meat trays until the wad touches the powder?
The Circle Fly guy told me his fibre wads are the best.
Two root wads with multiple strainers have been identified on the McKenzie River, just downstream of the Bellinger Landing County Park near Camp Creek Road, county marine patrol deputies have confirmed.
We are still continuing our research operationally, he said adding that currently their focus is on WADS.
The WADS, a dreaded and elusive group, has long been under surveillance by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and other concerned law enforcement agencies.