cheap shot

cheap shots
N-COUNT (disapproval)
A cheap shot is a comment someone makes which you think is unfair or unkind.

He always throws out the tacky comment and the cheap shot. He has no class.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • cheap shot — n. Slang an unnecessarily rough or mean action or remark against which there is no ready defense …   English World dictionary

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  • cheap shot — noun Date: 1971 1. an act of deliberate roughness against a defenseless opponent especially in a contact sport < taking cheap shots at the quarterback > 2. a critical statement that takes unfair advantage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cheap-shot — transitive verb see cheap shot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cheap shot — /tʃip ˈʃɒt/ (say cheep shot) noun 1. an unkind remark or action designed to humiliate another person, regarded as a predictable way in which to score such advantage. 2. Sport an act of unsporting behaviour, often committed slyly and with the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cheap shot — 1. a covert, unsportsmanlike, and illegal act of deliberate roughness, esp. in football, often calculated to injure an opponent. 2. any mean or unsportsmanlike remark or action, esp. one directed at a defenseless or vulnerable person. * * * …   Universalium

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