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Definition of "parting shot" []

  • An act of aggression or retaliation, such as a retort or threat, that is made upon one's departure or at the end of a heated discussion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parting shot" in a sentence
  • "His parting shot in the series, a fatal double-play groundout in the ninth, sent me to the Amtrak station near the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame totally bummed."
  • "According to ESPN and the MLB Network, Alex Rodriguez’s parting shot that summer night in August was just the fifth game-ending home run in a scoreless game in the 15th inning or later."