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    Talking shoot the moon

    Kindly explain the meaning of the following idioms: (1) to shoot the moon, (2) to feel one's oats.
    Last edited by Romel Panzer; 29-Mar-2007 at 08:47. Reason: spelling mistake

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    Re: shoot the moon

    From Online Etymology Dictionary cited here:
    To shoot the moon "leave without paying rent" is British slang from c.1823;

    In playing cards, a player
    'may announce they will "Shoot the Moon", declaring to all the other players that they are going to attempt to capture all the tricks [or points] in the current hand.' Source
    To feel one's oats, click here.

    All the best.

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    Re: shoot the moon

    In American slang, "shoot the moon" can mean to drop one's trousers and expose one's bare buttocks.

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