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Definition of Take a shot

Take a shot Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
ENGLISH IDIOMS 2.EDITION
criticize or insult, put down, take a poke at When he spoke about abortion, he took a shot at the government for not changing the laws.
English Idioms WM 1.3a
criticize or insult, put down, take a poke at; shoot a gun at, aim and shoot a rifle
When he spoke about abortion, he took a shot at the government for not changing the laws.
Uncle was looking for a target, so he took a shot at a tin can.