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    fire your gun

    Hello all,

    Thanks in advance.

    can anyone let me know whether the statment mentioned below is an idiom or not:

    1) Fire your gun from someone else's shoulder

    and I will really appreciate if anyone can tell me how can we use it?

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    Prince

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    #2

    Re: fire your gun

    It's not an idiom or saying that I know of.

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    #3

    Re: fire your gun

    I don't even know what it's supposed to mean.

    Rover

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    #4

    Re: fire your gun

    Quote Originally Posted by lasvegas22 View Post
    May be it's an idiom.
    Rover and I are suggesting that it is not.

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    #5

    Re: fire your gun

    I agree, it's not an idiom. I would guess, however, that it means "to get someone else to do one's dirty work". It's similar to "loading bullets for someone else to fire", for which I can find no reference on line, but it is something I heard fairly often when I was young.

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    #6

    Re: fire your gun

    Quote Originally Posted by princesabharwal View Post
    Hello all,

    Thanks in advance.

    can anyone let me know whether the statment mentioned below is an idiom or not:

    1) Fire your gun from someone else's shoulder

    and I will really appreciate if anyone can tell me how can we use it?

    Regards

    Prince
    It sounds to me like a word-for-word transliteration of an expression that is idiomat.c in another language, probably meaning something like 'get someone else do your dirty work' (which is idiomatic). But as Rover and Jed and Bhai have said, it's not idiomatic English.

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    Re: fire your gun

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It sounds to me like a word-for-word transliteration of an expression that is idiomatc in another language, probably meaning something like 'get someone else do your dirty work' (which is idiomatic). But as Rover and Jed and Bhai have said, it's not idiomatic English.
    I think you have hit into the black, as a German speaking English might say. Native speakers would say 'hit the nail on the head'.

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