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"Shotgun approach" ?



valentinaper
Greece

"Shotgun approach" ?
 
Hi!
A friend asked me to help out with the phrase "shotgun approach" but I wasn ´t able to. She couldn ´t remember the context in which she saw it, but she said it was used to describe a person. (Confused) Could any of you tell me if you ´ve heard it before? Thanks!
 

20 Apr 2012      



anaisabel001
Spain

 Hi Valentina,
This may help you:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/shotgun

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/shotgun+approach

http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/shotgun-approach.html
Ana Isabel

20 Apr 2012     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

These links are good. The business one states that ´shotgun approach ´ is where you aim to cover the widest area possible. But I would say, if you are just talking informally about somebody ´s general approach, you mean that she reaches decisions too quickly, everything has to be done yesterday. The only time we tend to use ´shotgun ´ as an adjective is with ´shotgun wedding ´, which doesn ´t mean a forced marriage, it means one that has to happen straight away.

21 Apr 2012     



valentinaper
Greece

Thank you both! You ´ve been very helpful!

21 Apr 2012