cheap shot

Definitions of cheap shot
  1. noun
    an illegal and unsportsmanlike act of unnecessary violence
    “he called a penalty on them when the lineman took a cheap shot at the quarterback”
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    type of:
    a blow hard enough to cause injury
  2. noun
    an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person
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    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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