low blow
noun Date: 1952 an unprincipled attack <
gossip column that landed one low blow after another — James Fallows

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • low blow — low′ blow′ n. 1) cvb spo an illegal blow below an opponent s waist in boxing 2) cvb an unfair or unsportsmanlike criticism or attack • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • low blow — n. 1. a blow below the belt, illegal in boxing ☆ 2. an unsportsmanlike or unfair action, attack, etc …   English World dictionary

  • low blow — noun unscrupulous abuse • Hypernyms: ↑abuse, ↑insult, ↑revilement, ↑contumely, ↑vilification * * * I. noun : a blow below the belt line in boxing II. noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Low Blow — Infobox Album Name = Low Blow Type = Album Artist = Victor Bailey Released = 1999 Recorded = Genre = Jazz fusion Length = 57:24 Label = Producer = Reviews = * Allmusic (3/5) [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg sql=10:ilpzefek1gfo link] Last… …   Wikipedia

  • low blow — n. an unfair blow. (See also hit (someone) below the belt.) □ No fair! That was a low blow. □ Coming in like that unannounced was a pretty low blow …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Low blow — Tiefschlag (en: Low Blow ) ist ein gegen den Unterleib bzw. die Genitalien des Gegners geführter Schlag oder Tritt. In den meisten Sportarten sind Tiefschläge aufgrund der Verletzungsgefahr regelwidrig. Zum Schutz vor Tiefschlägen tragen die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • low blow — 1. (in boxing) an illegal blow below the waist of an opponent. 2. an unfair or unsportsmanlike criticism or attack. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • low blow — noun a) An unfair or illegal blow that lands below the opponent’s waist; a groin attack. b) A rhetorical attack that is considered unfair or unscrupulous …   Wiktionary

  • Low Blow (disambiguation) — Low Blow may refer to: *Low Blow A studio album by Victor Bailey *Low blow An attack to the groin area, usually forbidden in martial arts. * Low Blow The Nato reporting name of the fire control radar of the SA 3 surface air missile system …   Wikipedia

  • blow — blow1 W3S2 [bləu US blou] v past tense blew [blu:] past participle blown [ US bloun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(wind moving)¦ 2¦(wind moving something)¦ 3¦(air from your mouth)¦ 4¦(make a noise)¦ 5¦(violence)¦ 6¦(lose an opportunity)¦ 7¦(waste money)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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