a threat, insult, condemnation, sarcastic retort, or the like, uttered upon leaving.
a hostile remark or gesture delivered while departing Also called Parthian shot
A final insult or last word in an argument, as in As she stalked out, Jane hurled as a parting shot, “And I quit!” This idiom apparently originated as a corruption of Parthian shot, referring to the practice of ancient Parthian warriors of turning back to shoot at their pursuers. [ Late 1800s ]


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