cheap shot

noun

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

Examples of cheap shot in a sentence

  1. He took a cheap shot at the quarterback.

  2. a cheap shot to the back of the head

  3. The remark about his weight was a cheap shot.

1971

First Known Use of cheap shot

1971


CHEAP SHOT Defined for English Language Learners

cheap shot

noun

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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