Gun Room

A room in the after-part of a lower gun-deck for the accommodation of junior officers. GUN PHRASES.

He's a great gun.
A man of note. Son of a gun. A jovial fellow. Sure as a gun. Quite certain. It is as certain to happen as a gun to go off if the trigger is pulled.

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