snipe at

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snipe at someone or something

1. Lit. to fire a weapon at someone or something from a concealed position. Someone with a rifle sniped at the troops as they went through the jungle. A rifleman was busy sniping at the platoon.
2. Fig. to make petty complaints attacking someone or something. Stop sniping at me and everything I do. Ken is always sniping at my reports.
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Initially, sniping began manually among auction enthusiasts who kept multiple browser windows running with timing mechanisms set to snipe at the last possible moment.