Origin of parting shot
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How to use parting shot in a sentence
The al Qaeda-linked gunmen shot back, but only managed to injure one officer before they were taken out.
The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.
The gunman hardly broke stride as he nonetheless shot Merabet in the head, killing him.
A policewoman was shot dead this morning while law enforcement searched for the Charlie Lebdo killers.
“I heard them say, ‘He was shot twice,’” the father, Joseph Dossi, remembers.
There was no fighting; a rifle shot now and then from the crests where we saw our fellows clearly.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
A was an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, and had a great dog.
Dockier, a prominent leader of the Levelers, in the times of the English commonwealth, was shot by order of the government.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
There was not a moment to lose, for one well-directed shot might exterminate half of us.
Then, having shot nothing that day, he turned towards the Pole with a feeling of disappointment.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for parting shot
Other Idioms and Phrases with parting shot
A final insult or last word in an argument, as in As she stalked out, Jane hurled as a parting shot, “And I quit!” This idiom apparently originated as a corruption of Parthian shot, referring to the practice of ancient Parthian warriors of turning back to shoot at their pursuers. [Late 1800s]