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- noun An act of aggression or retaliation, such as a retort or threat, made when leaving or at the end of a heated discussion.
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- noun idiomatic An
insultor barbed commentissued as the speaker departsor the conversationcomes to an end.
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Believed to be a variation of Parthian shot, referring to a military maneuver in which Parthian troops retreating on horseback turned back to face the enemy and shot while retreating.
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