cheap shot

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an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person

an illegal and unsportsmanlike act of unnecessary violence

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It was a cheap shot, professional suicide, like a bucket of cold water on Chisora's chances of winning," The Telegraph quoted Booth, as saying.
Those who were shocked at President Obama's cheap shot at the Cambridge police for being 'stupid' in arresting Henry Louis Gates must have been among those who let their wishes prevail over the obvious implications of Obama's 20 years of association with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Brawls erupted throughout the evening, the worst of which was when substitute Thomas Genevois landed a cheap shot on Courtney Lawes who was then attacked by a posse of Bourgoin players.
I felt like he took a cheap shot at me last year and I felt like they didn't penalize him the right way.
If you reckon that's a cheap shot it's nothing compared to the humiliation heaped on the large ladies who made the massive mistake of participating in Channel 4's horribly exploitative Fat Beauty Contest.
The cheap shot to discredit the First Minister is a completely unnecessary and wasteful diversion of AMs' time and compounds that they are a cacophony out to score political points
Commonweal writer Eugene McCarraher took a cheap shot at Teilhard in its Nov.
I think this study is a cheap shot by the union to try to push for more city assessor jobs.
He found it necessary to take a cheap shot by suggesting it was reckless for Nader to tip the election to Bush.
If we see the chance of a cheap shot, an easy press release, to gain a point, we should NOT take it if we honestly think we couldn't have done better ourselves.
Carter's new Cheap Shot release combines all of the best features at a great price.
I thought the "Sparky Horror Show" headline in Wales on Sunday was a cheap shot that will distance the paper from the players and manager.
I'm sure that I'm not the first to bring it to your attention, and I admit that it's a bit of a cheap shot, but, conscience notwithstanding, I couldn't resist.
What does project is Schwabsky taking a cheap shot.
It's kind of a cheap shot," David Craft, KTHV's promotions director, said of the clip.