cheap shot

Definitions of cheap shot

n an illegal and unsportsmanlike act of unnecessary violence

“he called a penalty on them when the lineman took a cheap shot at the quarterback”
Type of:
a blow hard enough to cause injury

n an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person

Type of:
barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot, slam
an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

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