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stinger

1. A very harsh, emotionally injurious criticism, insult, or retort. My grandmother wasn't afraid of letting off a stinger or two whenever she thought you were doing something foolish. Tom started making fun of Mary for her situation, and she came back with a stinger about his many business failures.
2. A result or outcome that is particularly disappointing, devastating, or disruptive. The star quarterback's transfer is sure to be a stinger to his former team. Losing such a lucrative account was certainly a stinger, but we'll continue to manage somehow.
3. A symptom of an impact injury to the neck, characterized by a stinging or burning sensation that radiates down the length of one's arm. My neck got wrenched from the tackle and gave me an awful stinger down my right arm.

stinger

n. the drawback; the catch; the hitch. Sounds good, but what’s the stinger?
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"We are always looking for new ways to deliver an amazing user experience and expanding our Stinger line-up with a wireless headset brings more options to our fans," Millet added.
Imaging shows the stingers have hollow spaces to reduce weight while maintaining strength.
That being the case, it is no surprise that the Stinger is very good and is now the marque's flagship.
Loughborough Kia stocks a wide range of new and used Kia models, including the all-new Kia Stinger, with prices starting from PS32,025.
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High powered it may be, yet the Stinger hasn't been created for brutal pace at the expense of comfort - it's a substantial five-door 'gran turismo'.
Under the skin of the flagship Stinger GT S is a 3.3-litre V6 engine boosted to 365bhp which delivers super-sport statistics of 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 168mph.
Evaluated and compared by a wellrespected panel of UK journalists, the Stinger came top of its class, fighting off stiff competition in a segment normally associated with more premium brands.
The name is a mere appetiser for what's in store, and in the metal the Stinger looks every bit a high-performance grand tourer that packs an astonishing punch.
We discovered that the Stinger does deliver in no uncertain fashion while driving the GT S hundreds of miles across the south of England from Cornwall to Sussex.
Kia Motor America's COO and EVP Michael Sprague knows that even though the company has put out award-winning cars that sometimes create whole new niches (he cites the Soul of 2009, which has gone on to become one of the company's biggest selling marques-in 2016 it outsold all other vehicles in the lineup), there are still those whispers: "Yeah, but it's still a Kia." He believes the Stinger is going to put an end to that.
Jam on scones in Cornwall is a particular shade of red - almost Stinger red, I would say.
THE new Kia Stinger gran turismo (pictured) and Kia Stonic compact crossover have been awarded the highest-possible collision safety ratings by Euro NCAP.