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    Default Just shoot!?

    hi all,

    "Just shoot" is a idiom?
    what is the meaning?

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    Default Re: Just shoot!?

    Quote Originally Posted by ho168 View Post
    hi all,

    "Just shoot" is a idiom?
    what is the meaning?
    I don't think the 'just' is a necessary part of the expression, although it's often appropriate in context. 'Shoot' means 'OK, I'm ready, go ahead and say it':

    'I didn't quite catch that number. I'll just get a pencil and paper; hold on.... OK, shoot'

    You can also say 'Fire away', with the same meaning.

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    Default Re: Just shoot!?

    never known that before. so interesting!

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    Default Re: Just shoot!?

    Quote Originally Posted by ho168 View Post
    hi all,

    "Just shoot" is an idiom?
    What is the meaning?
    An example of 'just shoot': If you were playing a game of pool/billiards with a friend and he was delaying the game by talking too much rather than playing you could say: 'OK! Quit jabbering and just shoot!'

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    "Never use 'just'. It's a filler word."--John Lennon

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