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Take Potshots At | English Idioms

To take potshots at somebody is to criticize them. This isn’t fair criticism, though. Pot shot means criticism that is rather unfair. The sole objective of taking pot shots at somebody is to make them feel bad. My mother-in-law likes to take potshots at everything that I do. (= My mother-in-law likes to criticize everything that I do.) He doesn’t contribute …

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