shoot the moon

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Sat Jun 24 13:10:40 UTC 2000

I learned "Shoot the moon", meaning taking all the
tricks, in the game of Hearts.

--- Gerald Cohen <gcohen at UMR.EDU> 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

James D. SMITH                 |If history teaches anything
SLC, UT                        |it is that we will be sued
jsmithjamessmith at     |whether we act quickly and decisively
                               |or slowly and cautiously.

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