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potshot

pot·shot

potshot

 
pronunciation:
pat shat
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shot fired randomly at game, esp. in disregard of hunting laws or the rules of the sport.
definition 2: a shot fired at close range or at an easy target.
definition 3: a random attack or criticism, often directed at someone or something that is convenient or relatively defenseless.
The senators took potshots at the lame duck administration.
definition 4: a casual and ineffective action or attempt.
Their potshots at solving the problem accomplished nothing.
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