Not a shot in the locker

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Not a shot in the locker (naut.) not a penny in the pocket
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. loca, a lock; Ice. loka, a bolt, Ger. loch, a dungeon.

Usage

In literature:

She shall not want for any thing as long as I have a shot in the locker.
"The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army" by Oliver Optic
I havn't a skillick till quarter-day, not a shot in the locker till Wednesday.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
I havn't a skillick till quarter-day, not a shot in the locker till Wednesday.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat
For, although the good Papa was not rich, he was very thrifty, and usually had a shot in the locker.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
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