Sally

usgb/ˈsæli/Volume
Left Definition 1 of 4Right
LampPro Tip 1/3
Military OriginPlay
Originally military term for rapid unexpected attacks, implies strategy and surprise. SlideThe general's plan included a midnight sally to catch the enemy off guard.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Action ContextPlay
Used to describe deliberate, aggressive actions in various contexts, not just war. SlideThe debate team made a sally into the opposing argument, quickly gaining an edge.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Defensive PositionPlay
Often implies action taken from a defensive stance or under siege. SlideCornered by criticism, the politician made a sally to regain control.