Definition of Cheap shot

1. Noun. An unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person.

Generic synonyms: Barb, Dig, Gibe, Jibe, Shaft, Shot, Slam

2. 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"
Generic synonyms: Shot

Definition of Cheap shot

1. Noun. A deliberate, unsportsmanlike, and potentially illegal act of aggression against an opponent. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by analogy) A remark that unfairly disparages an obvious vulnerability of the target. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheap Shot

che sara sara
che sera sera
cheap-arse Tuesday
cheap and cheerful
cheap as chips
cheap at half the price
cheap drunk
cheap like borscht
cheap money
cheap seats
cheap shot (current term)
cheap shots
cheaper by the dozen

Literary usage of Cheap shot

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1. Mentally Incontinent by Joe Peacock (2005)
"cheap shot. Total cheap shot. With a quick press of the pause button, I leapt off the floor and snatched the receiver from the wall-mounted cradle just ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1891)
"... small-boy with the cheap shot-gun, who have been so destructive to singing-birds, as well as to furred and feathered game, in some other countries. ..."

3. Arrows of the Chace: Being a Collection of Scattered Letters Published by John Ruskin (1880)
"Our experimental embankments against (perhaps too economically cheap) shot at Shoeburyness, are property which we can only safely " realize" under similarly ..."

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