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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.
Translations of “parting shot”
in Chinese (Traditional) 臨走時說的尖刻話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 临走时说的尖刻话…
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