low blow

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

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

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

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First Known Use of low blow

1952

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LOW BLOW Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of low blow for English Language Learners

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

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


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