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low blow

noun

Simple Definition of low blow

  • boxing : an illegal punch that hits a boxer below the waist

  • : an action or comment that is very hurtful and unfair

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of low blow

  1. :  an unprincipled attack <gossip column that landed one low blow after another — James Fallows>

Examples of low blow in a sentence

  1. Firing her on her birthday was really a low blow.



1952

First Known Use of low blow

1952


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