shoot the moon
al at LOUISVILLE.EDU
Sat Jun 24 18:15:26 UTC 2000
My experience with "shoot the moon" and "shoot the works" is that
'shoot the moon' refers to a poker wager in which
the gambler bets to win both high and low in a single hand.
'Shoot the works' refers to betting all of one's stake on one bet or hand.
I am not sure I understand what is 'blending' here.
Gerald Cohen wrote:
> I have received a query about the gambling expression "shoot the moon"
> (go for broke, shoot the works). Would anyone know its origin?
> Is it perhaps a blend of "shoot for the moon" and "shoot the works"?
> ----Gerald Cohen
> gcohen at umr.edu
Al Futrell, Ph.D. <al at louisville.edu>
University of Louisville, USA
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