parting shot

Definition of parting shot

:a final critical comment
  • As her parting shot, she said that the other candidate simply did not understand the ordinary citizen.
  • She took a parting shot before leaving.

Word by Word Definitions

parting play
  1. : a place or point where a division or separation occurs

  1. : given, taken, or done at parting

shot play
  1. : an action of shooting

  2. : a directed propelling of a missile

  3. : a stroke or throw in an attempt to score points in a game (such as tennis, pool, or basketball)

  1. : past tense and past participle of shoot

  1. : having contrasting and changeable color effects : iridescent

  2. : suffused or streaked with a color

  3. : infused or permeated with a quality or element


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