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low blow

noun
1.
(in boxing) an illegal blow below the waist of an opponent.
2.
an unfair or unsportsmanlike criticism or attack.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Slang definitions & phrases for low blow

low blow

noun phrase

An unfair and malicious stroke; cheap shot: ''They'd be rendered mute if they couldn't use sports analogies.'' ''Low blow, Alice''

[1940s+; fr the illegal blow below the belt in boxing]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with low blow

low blow

An unscrupulous attack; an insult. For example, When my roommate moved out without a word of warning, leaving me to pay the entire rent, that was a low blow, or She wanted to win the argument, but bringing up his failed marriage was a low blow. This term alludes to the illegal practice of hitting an opponent in boxing below the belt [ c. 1950 ]
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