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Definition 1: an illegal and unsportsmanlike act of unnecessary violence - [noun denoting act]

Samples where cheap shot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he called a penalty on them when the lineman took a cheap shot at the quarterback

(cheap shot is a kind of ...) a blow hard enough to cause injury

"he is still recovering from a shot to his leg" "I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"

Definition 2: an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person - [noun denoting communication]

(cheap shot is a kind of ...) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

"his parting shot was `drop dead'" "she threw shafts of sarcasm" "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

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