Definition of shooting match noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


shooting match

BrE BrE//ˈʃuːtɪŋ mætʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃuːtɪŋ mætʃ//
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  • an occasion when people or groups fight or attack each other
  • Idioms
    the whole shooting match
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    (British English, informal) everything, or a situation which includes everything
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shooting match