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A.Word.A.Day--cheap shot

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cheap shot (cheep shot) noun

1. An act of intentional roughness against an opponent, especially in a contact sport.

2. An unsportsmanlike remark or action directed at a known weakness of another.

"We don't care if he's Time magazine's `Person of the Year' or not, that was a cheap shot New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani took at Boston and its police." Editorial: Rudy Giuliani Shows Skin Still Very Thin, The Boston Herald, Dec 29, 2001.


In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. -Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, and musician (1875-1965)

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