Word of the Day : December 1, 2022
sandbag \SAND-bag\ verb
What It Means
When used figuratively, sandbag usually means “to hit or stun as if with a sandbag,” “to criticize or treat unfairly” or “to hide one’s true abilities or purpose in order to deceive people, gain an advantage, etc.”
// She felt sandbagged by some of the feedback in the writing workshop, but resolved to take what was useful and ignore the rest.
// He claimed he was playing badly because of an injury, but I think he was sandbagging us.
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Aired December 1, 2022
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