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See also: pot shot
potshot (plural potshots)
- A shot taken at an easy or random target.
- Criticism of an easy target; a cheap shot.
- 2018 July 26, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, “A documentary muckraker takes on the tech sector of health in The Bleeding Edge”, in The Onion AV Club:[…]
- He takes his share of potshots (mostly at the Da Vinci surgical robot), but the conscience of the film is in the stories of Essure, a procedure marketed to women as a hassle-free alternative to tubal ligation
shot at an easy target or at random
- To fire potshots.