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1. noun, informal A particularly witty or cutting remark. She fired back with a zing that put Tom in his place. He filled his speech with humorous zings aimed at various people in the audience.
2. verb, informal To make such a remark at the expense of someone else. My mother won't hesitate to zing you if you say something foolish. The article made a point of zinging everyone who was in charge of the debacle.
3. interjection, informal An exclamation uttered aloud to emphasize or draw attention to a particularly witty or cutting remark. A: "I just heard that Tom was arrested for selling bogus travel-insurance." B: "I guess the only thing he ended up insuring was a one-way ticket to the slammer." C: "Haha, zing!"
slang Sharp, shooting pains. I keep getting zings in my right thigh. My doctor thinks it might be nerve damage from the accident. I've never gotten the zings after having my teeth whitened, but I know that it is an issue that affects a lot people who try it for the first time.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
1. n. energy; dynamism. Put some zing into this dance number. You wanna put the audience to sleep?
2. tv. to make something penetrate; to shoot or fire something. The kid zinged a paper clip into the wall.
3. tv. to assault someone verbally. She zinged him with another clever remark.
n. the delirium tremens. The old guy was suffering from the zings.
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