shoot blanks


shoot blanks
   to be sexually impotent
   Unable effectively to shoot off and often said of themselves by those who have had a vasectomy:
    That's pretty big talk for a man shooting blanks. (Garner, 1994 — and not of someone using a starting pistol)

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