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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by chacka » 24 Dec 2016, 12:04 pm

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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by BRNO_Bigot » 25 Dec 2016, 1:01 pm

Shooting from the hip
drop the hammer on .... meaning deal decisively and finally with - also "buy" as in "dropped the hammer on the new Ferrari (as one does)"
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by BRNO_Bigot » 25 Dec 2016, 4:16 pm

Title_II wrote:
alby wrote:Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey...the monkey being used on old battleships to hold the cannon balls.


Colder than a witch's tit - refers to a woman that forces a man to sell one of his favorite firearms before buying a new one.



Any citation for that or are you just jerking us off or around?
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by duncan61 » 25 Dec 2016, 4:30 pm

dropping the hammer is an auction and the witches tit I dont get
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by duncan61 » 25 Dec 2016, 4:36 pm

The brass monkey is a brass or bronze square screwed to the deck on old cannon firing wooden sailing ships.If spray landed on it and the cannon balls froze together it was considered cold enough to freeze the balls in the brass monkey.Monkey was a term to describe many things on old sailing ships.
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by Title_II » 25 Dec 2016, 7:12 pm

duncan61 wrote:dropping the hammer is an auction and the witches tit I dont get


You mates don't say cold as a witch's tit? Well, do you think a witch's tit is warm and inviting? Use a search engine, it's a standard yank phrase and will come right up :)

Oh bollox! I just tried and my first search result is from the UK! You guys must be pulling my leg...
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by duncan61 » 25 Dec 2016, 10:40 pm

O.K.I get the cold as a witches tit
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by bigfellascott » 26 Dec 2016, 9:25 am

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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by on_one_wheel » 26 Dec 2016, 2:18 pm

Shots fired

When someone gives another person, group, business ect. a verbal attack.

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Found that one on Facebook, regarding us shooters posting "what we got for Christmas" pictures on the Sunrise FB page ... lots of gun pictures there :lol:
Someone commented "shots fired" :lol:
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by Supaduke » 28 Dec 2016, 8:47 am

A shot across the bow
To warn someone

To broadside someone
A full force attack , be it physical or verbal
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by Title_II » 28 Dec 2016, 11:43 am

Supaduke wrote:A shot across the bow
To warn someone

To broadside someone
A full force attack , be it physical or verbal


That sounds more Navy than anything. I just checked to make sure my pants were covering my poop deck lest somebody try an swab it. :)
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by Supaduke » 28 Dec 2016, 11:53 am

Naval yes, but still guns :)
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by Bent Arrow » 28 Dec 2016, 12:28 pm

Title_II wrote:
Supaduke wrote:A shot across the bow
To warn someone

To broadside someone
A full force attack , be it physical or verbal


That sounds more Navy than anything. I just checked to make sure my pants were covering my poop deck lest somebody try an swab it. :)


Pretty sure no one wants to swab it
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by Die Judicii » 28 Dec 2016, 12:37 pm

alby wrote:Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey...the monkey being used on old battleships to hold the cannon balls.


From previous study/reading ,,, I believe this saying was originated due to the natural phenomina that caused it.

ie: The cannon balls were cast iron, and were stacked in a pyramid shape on the monkey which as said was made from brass (protection from the salt water)
As brass and cast iron has greatly differing rates of contraction and expansion,,,, when freezing temperatures were encountered the resultant movement was enough to upset the delicately stacked cannon balls.

Thus resulting in loose cannon balls rolling across the deck which wasn't a particularly good thing.

In saying this, I thought of yet another phrase that hasn't been listed so far.

" A loose cannon "
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by alby » 28 Dec 2016, 12:49 pm

To bite the bullet.
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by Die Judicii » 28 Dec 2016, 12:53 pm

A phrase that has been around for a long time that covers a multitude of situations,,,,,,,,,,, that I used one day and my partner heard it and laughed at me.

There had been a particular crow hanging about in the house paddock, and I decided to end his days with the 22/250
It was engrossed in flipping cow turds and eating the grubs underneath.

I had a good rest, and the range was ideal.

I squeezed off a shot, and it must have stepped or ducked at that precise moment. :wtf: :wtf:
Reloaded, squeezed of another round, and same thing happened.

Apparently I said "What the F#ck ???" in a rather loud voice.

The crow wasn't so lucky 3rd time round. :thumbsup:
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by Title_II » 28 Dec 2016, 1:16 pm

I had a 60 gunner that said his range was unlimited. It was just a matter of how much ammo :D
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Re: Phrases coined from firearm related things

Post by on_one_wheel » 28 Dec 2016, 7:14 pm

Die Judicii wrote:" A loose cannon "


I've used the phrase but never realy stopped to think about what a loose cannon would be like on rough seas in a wooden ship :shock:
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Another point ... me calling this thread "phrases coind from firearms related things" is probably grammatically incorrect.
I should've called it "idioms coined from firearms related things"

From the interwebs ....
idiom
ˈɪdɪəm/
noun
1.
a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g. over the moon, see the light ).

A phrase is a group of words that stand together as a single unit, typically as part of a clause or a sentence. A phrase does not contain a subject and verb and, consequently, cannot convey a complete thought.
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