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cheap shot

noun

Simple Definition of cheap shot

  • sports : an unfair hit made against an opponent

  • : something that one person says about another that is not kind or fair : a critical and unfair comment

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cheap shot

  1. 1 :  an act of deliberate roughness against a defenseless opponent especially in a contact sport <taking cheap shots at the quarterback>

  2. 2 :  a critical statement that takes unfair advantage of a known weakness of the target

cheap–shot transitive verb

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