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Shooting fish in a barrel

Posted by Matt Fienman on March 24, 2004

Anyone know the history of this expression. Was it a popular sport. It means easy, but I'm not sure I belive this.

First off, barrels aren't see through, so you cannot see what you're shooting at. Second, if there's water in the barrel, would you still be able to shoot the fish. Any thoughts appreciated.

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