Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In billiards, a shot which makes the cue-ball touch the cushion before hitting any other ball.
“Empowering Limbaugh in the hopes of a bank-shot against Republicans will yield the opposite result: Limbaugh will become more powerful, Republicans will relish his increased influence and allow him to do their dirty work.”
“Well, in something of a bank-shot argument, Republicans are saying that it is.”
“Paul answered with a bank-shot jumper at the shot-clock buzzer, and James Posey's runner made it 85-81 with 90 seconds left.”
“The term “swine flu” is apparently offensive to both Muslims and Jews, a pretty impressive bank-shot of an insult if you ask me.”
“Udrih hit a bank-shot 3-pointer and Artest added a 3 of his own to give the Kings an 88-85 lead, then Artest stripped Redd and fed Francisco Garcia for a layup to stretch the lead to five.”
“Hornets G Bobby Jackson, who finished with 11 points, hit a bank-shot 3-pointer from 39 feet at the halftime buzzer.”
“And as for anxious Democrats and other worriers who suggest that maybe, just maybe, such a satiric bank-shot with comedic backspin won't be quite so clear to a broader audience -- anyone outside the Conde Nast building, for example -- well, just look at the record.”
“Guy Fox-narrator, Country Monthly columnist and husband of Clementine Fox, the veep who gets elevated when the president is killed in a freak accident-sounds just like Blount has sounded in his previous nine books: he's bank-shot smart, congenially spacey and deadpan funny.”
“Getting into the tournament was a shock anyway, after Doug Penno's bank-shot 3-pointer in the final seconds gave Miami the Mid-American Conference title a week ago.”
“His clutch leaner with 7.2 seconds to go was overshadowed by Marbury's bank-shot, but it kept the Suns alive.”
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