[Idiom] Shoot the ship with the captain

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Did anyone ever hear this being said? I am currently transcribing an article for one of my clients and I would like to know if I heard this saying correctly.
 

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It looks wrong to me.
 

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It's unknown to me.

Can you give us any more context?
 

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It's unknown to me.

Can you give us any more context?

I could go in and shoot the ship with the captain for thirty minutes and no one would ask me what I did
 

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The polite version is shoot the breeze.
 

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The polite version is shoot the breeze.

I think you are correct in your evaluation of the idiom though the poster should have replaced the "p" in "ship" with a "t" to get the proper word. I have never heard the expression "shoot the ship" in any context other than using a gun.

To "shoot the shi#" means to have a casual conversation. It is crude common speech.

As @Goes Station says "shoot the breeze" means the same thing. It is also common speech but you could say it to your grandmother and not offend her :)
 
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