chip shot(redirected from a chip shot)
1. In golf, a short shot that arcs high into the air so as to land easily on or near the green. That was a brilliant chip shot, putting him within putting distance of the hole.
2. In American football, a short and fairly easy field goal kick. This is just a chip shot for their kicker, who has already kicked two field goals from much greater distances.
3. In football (soccer), a short, low-power kick that causes the ball to arc into the air. His chip shot from near midfield took the goaltender by surprise.
4. Anything that is done or accomplished easily and/or with minimal effort. It's going to be a chip shot getting that promotion next year.
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