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An unfair or unsporting verbal attack on a vulnerable target.
Austral and US an abusive remark
1. (in sports) a blow, shove, or tackle maliciously directed against an opponent who is defenseless or off guard.
2. any mean or unsportsmanlike remark or action, esp. one directed at a defenseless or vulnerable person.
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|Noun||1.||cheap shot - an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person|
|2.||cheap shot - an illegal and unsportsmanlike act of unnecessary violence; "he called a penalty on them when the lineman took a cheap shot at the quarterback"|
shot - a blow hard enough to cause injury; "he is still recovering from a shot to his leg"; "I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"