stab (someone or something) in (something)

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stab (someone or something) in (something)

To pierce a person or animal in some particular part of the body (with some sharp, pointed implement). The attacker stabbed her in the leg and then ran off with her purse. The lion pounced on me, but I managed to stab it in chest before it could overpower me.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stab someone in something

to stab someone in a particular place. Max stabbed a prison guard in the belly and left him to die. Tom stabbed himself in the thigh by accident.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In their discussion of I Confess, Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol mention, shifting metaphors with creative abandon, that "the conducting canals through which the overflow of consciences is drained" are made up of glances, ocular stabs in time, which result in a mosaic of partial understandings, incomplete conveyings of information, shards of meaning.
Le polygraphe, too, is made up of glances (contrasted to the long looks of Le confessionnal), ocular stabs in time, which result in a mosaic of partial understandings, incomplete conveyings of information, shards of meaning.