snake bite
 v.— «What happened, in the eyes of Louisville Bob Weber, was something akin to a snake bite. Referring to Pitt’s 28-point outburst in the second half, Weber said it was “kind of a shock to me …It took away the morale that we had for the game and the enthusiasm we had.”» —in Louisville, Ky. UPI Oct. 15, 1983. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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