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English noun: cheap shot

1. cheap shot (communication) an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person

Broader (hypernym)barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot, slam

2. cheap shot (act) an illegal and unsportsmanlike act of unnecessary violence

SamplesHe called a penalty on them when the lineman took a cheap shot at the quarterback.

Broader (hypernym)shot

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