parting shot

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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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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.
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 see whether HE thinks it a laughing matter, too." With that parting shot, my daughter left me.
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.
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.
WE WERE SADDENED to learn of the recent passing of Joe Arnette, GUN DOG'S long-time "Parting Shots" columnist, who died peacefully on March 16th after a lengthy battle with COPD.
Hamill's vocal performance as Chucky seldom causes goosebumps and his pun-laden parting shots could do with a system upgrade.
And Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman will give the closing speech, which should be a marked difference to predecessor John Prescott's often rumbustious parting shots.
Few may recall his lead performance in the 1999 comedy Parting Shots alongside such luminaries as John Cleese, Bob Hoskins and Joanna Lumley.