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low blow Line breaks: low blow

Definition of low blow in English:

noun

Boxing
1An unlawful blow that lands below an opponent’s waist: the referee hadn’t seen the low blow and declined to call a timeout
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  • In the twelfth McGuigan, flailing away in apparent desperation, was penalized a point by referee Richard Steele for a low blow.
  • The only blemish to Freitas' night was a point deduction for a low blow in round number ten.
  • Ottke was left gasping for breath by an accidental low blow in the ninth.
1.1A comment or tactic regarded as unfair or unkind: his mockery of Elizabeth’s work seemed like a low blow
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  • To terrorize celebrities' parents because they are more vulnerable is a low blow.
  • And it's very hard to see where discussing his misuse of federal education money was somehow a low blow.
  • For a group who had built professional pride around their status as safety and security professionals it was the ultimate low blow.

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