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Snipe, one of Indianapolis's favorite slang terms!

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(verb) To be successful at something; To achieve something; To win at something

...often through luck rather than through skill or ability.

Jermaine: Damn!  I am so pissed at always losing to you at pool!

Frank: Can’t blame me dude – I’ve just got skill!

Jermaine: You sniped it more like.

Frank: Whatever.  I won again.  Loser!

It can also be used as an adjective – sniper.  A sniper is a person who wins or is successful because of sheer luck and good fortune. 

This Twitter user uses the word snipe when talking about a goal in a hockey game:

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