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a shot across the bows meaning

  "a shot across the bows" in a sentence
  • One thus directed so as to warn a ship off rather than damage it (often figurative)

Examples

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  1. This is a shot across the bow for the consumer marketplace,
  2. It was a shot across the bow of the courts.
  3. Even President Clinton recently fired a shot across the bow.
  4. This is a shot across the bow to the market.
  5. "It's more than a shot across the bow.

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