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Definition of shotgun approach

shotgun approach


  • to solve a task using inaccurate techniques.
    Person 1: How's the shotgun approach working out for you?

    Person 2: Not well.

    Last edited on Apr 21 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

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