Definition of cheap shot
- taking cheap shots at the quarterback
He took a cheap shot at the quarterback.
a cheap shot to the back of the head
The remark about his weight was a cheap shot.
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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
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