Saturday-night special

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Sat′urday-night` spe′cial

a cheap, small-caliber handgun that is easily obtainable and concealable.
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Top comedian Peter Kay is swapping his trademark gags for more serious acting to play the cold and powerful Victor Kennedy in BBC1's popular Saturday-night special.
He called for a complete ban on the manufacture, sale, distribution, and possession of the cheap handguns known as Saturday-night specials.