Saturday night special

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Saturday night special

n. Informal
A cheap handgun easily obtained and concealed.

Saturday night special

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) informal US a small handgun that is cheap and easy to buy
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Noun1.Saturday night special - a cheap handgun that is easily obtainedSaturday night special - a cheap handgun that is easily obtained
handgun, pistol, shooting iron, side arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
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With those Saturday night specials he did, he really put magic on the map.
Held hostage by extension cords promising some manner of deadly power, Saturday Night Specials that can be used "any day of the week", and threats all the way 'round, aliens have more than invasion on the mind as they face off a small town with power (and firepower) to start an intergalactic incident.
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The buffet, with its joints and trimmings, is the main attraction but there are plenty of alternatives including main course salads, a vegetarian choice and the Saturday night specials of ribeye steak or lamb shank.
Department of Justice, the deputy city attorneys are prosecuting firearms dealers accused of keeping sloppy records and illegally selling the cheap handguns known as Saturday night specials.
Saturday Night Specials are certain people with a certain mindset, not an inanimate object such as a life-savin' bellygun.
For the public safety, Johnson took on the National Rifle Association and drove through Congress the laws that closed the loophole of mail order guns, prohibited sales to minors, and ended the import of Saturday night specials.
Having won a majority in the 1998 elections, they're pushing for a strong gun-control package that includes a tight ban on assault weapons (unlike the tepid assault weapons ban passed by Congress in 1994), a ban on Saturday Night Specials and an extensive child-safety trigger lock measure that surpasses the one moving through Congress.
It has nothing to do with handguns or Saturday Night Specials.
What greater charity, what more urgent cause than to get AK-47s and Saturday night specials out of the mainstream of American life?