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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Onley got up to go, but turned at the door and delivered a parting shot.
Any thing that you wish!" 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.
He was encouraged to chance a parting shot, now, at the same target, and did it.
"And see whether HE thinks it a laughing matter, too." With that parting shot, my daughter left me.
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.
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.
RUUD VAN NISTELROOY delivered a parting shot at Manchester United when he told them: My new club are bigger than you.
It was a parting shot at Sessions' longtime ideological enemies, groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and his department's own Civil Rights Division.
I'M not sure why Mick McCarthy took a parting shot at some Ipswich fans by calling them "numbskulls" after it was confirmed that he'd be leaving the club in the summer.
Parting Shot is marketed as book four in the latter series, though it also works as a stand-alone thriller.