shoot\ one's\ wad

shoot\ one's\ wad
v. phr. slang colloquial
1. To spend all of one's money.

We've shot our wad for the summer and can't buy any new garden furniture.

2. To say everything that is on one's mind.

Joe feels a lot better now that he's shot his wad at the meeting.


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