scatter-gun

scatter-gun

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a shotgun
Translations

scatter-gun

nSchrotflinte f
adj (fig) approachauf breiter Ebene, breit gefächert
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And every smile that she sent forth lodged, like pellets from a scatter-gun, in as many hearts.
Instead of the scatter-gun schemes we are seeing at the moment, there must be a coherent plan from the Government to clean up our toxic air including a national scrappage scheme to help people get rid of their dirty diesel vehicles, as well as investment in public transport, walking and cycling.
But Gigginstown, with their scatter-gun approach, should land the spoils.
Having a real research-based understanding of what small businesses need to reach their potential, we believe it could provide a much better solution to the problem of growing smaller firms than the current scatter-gun approach.
He ditched the usual scatter-gun approach to skewer the PM with a series of passionate and piercing questions.
Despite a major signing spree McIntyre insists he didn't have a scatter-gun approach and great thought and care has gone into the make-up of his squad.
The answer isn't to launch a scatter-gun cull of benefits, as the Conservatives have done, but investigate those who appear to rip off the system.
The outspoken 43-year-old, who hit the headlines last week after an alleged incident at the Republic of Ireland's team hotel, took a scatter-gun approach when he spoke to the media on Sunday.
It's yet another example of the scatter-gun policy-making too often adopted by governments.
Mr Nicholson said: "If you knew that your patient was going to be seen within six months you would not need to scatter-gun refer and you would not need to refer three years earlier on the grounds that by the time they get there they should be about right.
It was what you might call a scatter-gun recruitment policy, verging on complete mayhem.
If a scatter-gun approach is adopted when promoting services based on costly investments such as LTE, it can prove to be an expensive mistake.