a decisive smashing or punching of a ball with the hand or a racquet such that it is virtually unreturnable, as in volleyball, handball, or badminton.
- Kill the messenger
modifier : In a shoot-the-messenger diversionary tactic, the spotlight swung away from Clarence Thomas and smack onto Totenberg verb phrase To punish the bearer of bad news: Dreyfus is right. Let’s not make the mistake of killing the messenger (1980s+)
[tahym] /taɪm/ noun 1. the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another. 2. duration regarded as belonging to the present life as distinct from the life to come or from eternity; finite […]
[kee-lee] /kiˈli/ noun 1. Jean-Claude [zhahn-klohd] /ʒɑ̃ˈkloʊd/ (Show IPA), born 1943, French skier.
[kil-mahr-nuh k] /kɪlˈmɑr nək/ noun 1. Official name Kilmarnock and Loudon. an administrative district in the Strathclyde region, in SW Scotland. 2. a city in this district, SW of Glasgow. /kɪlˈmɑːnək/ noun 1. a town in SW Scotland, the administrative centre of East Ayrshire: associations with Robert Burns; engineering and textile industries; whisky blending. Pop: […]