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Shooting fish in a barrel

Posted by Matt Wills on December 06, 2007

In Reply to: Shooting fish in a barrel posted by Rick on December 01, 2007

: Where did the phrase 'shooting fish in a barrel' come from?

Not sure I can trace the actual origin, but it means that a particular endeavor is especially easy, as compared to shooting at (and hitting) fish in such a confined space as a barrel.