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Shot in the Locker

I haven't a shot in the locker—a penny in my pocket or in my purse. If a sailor says there is not a shot in the locker, he means the ship is wholly without ammunition, powder and shot have all been expended.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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