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Noun: potshot  'pót,shót
  1. A shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter)
    - pot
  2. Criticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration
    "reporters took potshots at the mayor";
    - pot

Derived forms: potshots

Type of: criticism, shooting, shot, unfavorable judgment [US], unfavourable judgment [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Potshot