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    shoot one's five-pointer

    Hi,

    Could anyone help me out? What does the underlined part mean?

    "Sam is a rookie cop who'd just shot his first five-pointer."

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: shoot one's five-pointer

    Deer hunters refer to their kills by the number of points on the antlers. A 5 pointer could refer to a deer with 5 tips on his antlers.

    What that has to do with being a cop or a rookie cop, I don't know. This may refer to something else. Is there more context?

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    Re: shoot one's five-pointer

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Deer hunters refer to their kills by the number of points on the antlers. A 5 pointer could refer to a deer with 5 tips on his antlers.

    What that has to do with being a cop or a rookie cop, I don't know. This may refer to something else. Is there more context?
    Unfortunately, there is no more context. But still thank you for your kind help.

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    Re: shoot one's five-pointer

    It could mean that they have some sort of unofficial scale for criminals they shoot- five, say, for a drug dealer, ten for a big gangster. (I am guessing)

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