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take a potshot at someone

Slang definitions & phrases for take a potshot at someone

take a potshot at someone

verb phrase

To criticize harshly; assault critically: I don't want to take potshots at Frank

[1927+; fr the notion of a shot taken merely to put game in the cooking pot, hence not sportsmanlike or punctilious but crudely practical]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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