Meaning of “parting shot” in the English Dictionary

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"parting shot" in British English

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parting shotnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɑː.tɪŋ ˌʃɒt/ us /ˈpɑːr.t̬ɪŋ ˌʃɑːt/

a remark that you make when you are leaving, so that it has a stronger effect:

"And the dress that you bought me doesn't fit either!" was her parting shot.

(Definition of “parting shot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"parting shot" in American English

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parting shotnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpɑr·t̬ɪŋ ˌʃɑt/

a remark made as you are leaving, so that it has a stronger effect:

"And the dress that you bought me doesn’t fit either!" was her parting shot.

(Definition of “parting shot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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