parting shot


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Related to parting shot: Parthian shaft

parting shot

n.
An act of aggression or retaliation, such as a retort or threat, made when leaving or at the end of a heated discussion.

parting shot

n
a hostile remark or gesture delivered while departing. Also called: Parthian shot
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The worst had happened; Juag and I seized paddles and kept the canoe with the wind; but that squall was the parting shot of the gale, which died out immediately after, leaving us free to make for the shore, which we lost no time in attempting.
With that parting shot at the new ideas, my old friend left me for a time.
He was encouraged to chance a parting shot, now, at the same target, and did it.
Onley got up to go, but turned at the door and delivered a parting shot.
With that parting shot at her step-mother, Blanche withdrew.
He surrendered the wheel, picked up the tray, and for a parting shot informed me that Mr.
And so it happened that the party was well out in the stream before The Sheik reached the shore, and after a volley and a few parting shots that were returned from the canoes the Arab called his men off and securing his prisoner set off toward the South.
PARTING SHOT Snodgrass has a blast at old boss Bilic
WHEN my girlfriend Samantha and I split up for the third and final time more than 15 years ago, her parting shot was: "Remember to tell your barber to comb your hair over your bald patch.
Rock on Stu and, in the words of the Buddhist prayer he'd use as a parting shot whenever we met: "May your house be safe from tigers.
Erice took a parting shot at the Davao mayor: But Duterte, busy with the campaign, has already abandoned his daily chores.
His parting shot was that it was down to the leader not him.