low blow


Definition of low blow

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

Examples of low blow in a Sentence

Firing her on her birthday was really a low blow.
Recent Examples on the Web Like a true heel, Wardlow laid MJF out with a low blow, several more lashes and the Dynamite Diamond Ring. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 19 May 2022 The most infamous example of Dole throwing a low blow came during his 1976 vice presidential debate with Democrat Walter Mondale. Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2021 Tom, however, isn’t so easily swayed by the low blow. Kevin Sullivan, Robb Report, 22 Nov. 2021 For Marcus to weaponize his friend’s vulnerability against him comes as an especially low blow. Iana Murray, Vulture, 11 Nov. 2021 To say we got hit with a low blow is an understatement. Maria Minor, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 Well, Kevin had an equally harsh low blow of his own. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, 12 Apr. 2021 That’s disgusting and a real low blow to talk sh*t ab an unborn child. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, 23 Feb. 2021 For businessowners along the strip, the cancellation of their biggest event of the year feels like low blow after a year of challenges. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 31 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of low blow

1952, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

24 May 2022

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“Low blow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20blow. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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