[ pot-shot ]
/ ˈpɒtˌʃɒt /
a shot fired at game merely for food, with little regard to skill or the rules of sport.
a shot at an animal or person within easy range, as from ambush.
a casual or aimless shot.
a random or incidental criticism: to take a potshot at military spending in a speech on taxation.
verb (used without object), pot·shot or pot·shot·ted, pot·shot·ting.
to fire or aim potshots: critics potshotting at the administration.
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Examples from the Web for potshot
Palin takes a potshot back in the book, mentioning Schmidt's "rotund physique."
I remember very distinctly saying, "Did you take the potshot at General Walker?"Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy