shooting gallery

n
a place where drug users gather to inject themselves. The word has been applied to open spaces, pubs and com-munal flats for instance. It is an addict's pun which the police have also adopted both in Britain and the USA. 'Sam got his leg broken recently in some mysterious street-corner dispute -heading for the shooting gallery they call the Chateau Luzerne.' (Sunday Times, 10 September 1989)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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