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English definition of “cheap shot”

cheap shot

noun [C]  /ˈtʃip ˈʃɑt/

cheap shot noun [C] (NEGATIVE REMARK)

an unfair, negative remark made by someone to achieve an advantage over someone else: Making fun of his name was a cheap shot.

cheap shot noun [C] (SPORTS MOVE)

(in some sports) a sudden, violent, physical move against a player who was not prepared for it
(Definition of cheap shot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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