cheap-shot

cheap shot

noun
1.
a covert, unsportsmanlike, and illegal act of deliberate roughness, especially in football, often calculated to injure an opponent.
2.
any mean or unsportsmanlike remark or action, especially one directed at a defenseless or vulnerable person.
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cheap shot definition


  1. n.
    a remark that takes advantage of someone else's vulnerability. : It's easy to get a laugh with a cheap shot at cats.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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