Meaning of “cheap shot” in the English Dictionary

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cheap shotnoun [ 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)