scatter-gun

scatter-gun

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

scatter-gun

nSchrotflinte f
adj (fig) approachauf breiter Ebene, breit gefächert
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References in classic literature ?
And every smile that she sent forth lodged, like pellets from a scatter-gun, in as many hearts.
OLD TRAFFORD'S scatter-gun transfer policy has cost the Reds dear.
"Coast Capital is a fund with no track record or experience running any business similar to FirstGroup and it has made a number of scatter-gun, inconsistent and unusual claims and proposals to the company over the past 12 months."
This week, the company turned its attentions firmly on Coast, calling the fund's statements "scatter-gun, inconsistent and unusual".
The Magpiesmanager points to Wolves, and the way they have constructed a squad which will finish seventh in their first season back in the Premier League, as a better example of the way to invest in a team, rather than the Cottagers, whose relegation was confirmed early last month, and their scatter-gun approach.
He won a huge fan base with his often political, scatter-gun style routines.
In a scatter-gun interview with the BBC's Sarah Smith, he was asked if he's comfortable with statements made by figures such as Trump.
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.
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.