Definition of cheap shot
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 of a known weakness of the target
Examples of cheap shot in a sentence
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.
First Known Use of cheap shot
CHEAP SHOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cheap shot for English Language Learners
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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