shoot the moon

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Sat Jun 24 03:01:33 UTC 2000

   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

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