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    A burn on you

    I was just watching "The Big Bang Theory" and this bit of dialogue came up:

    Stuart: You guys still on for bowling tonight?
    Sheldon: Oh, yes. In fact, I've prepared
    some trash talk for the occasion. Ahem. You bowl like your mama. Unless she bowls well. In which case, you bowl nothing like her.
    Stuart: Oh. Ouch.
    Sheldon: That is what is referred to
    as "a burn on you."

    What is a burn on you? Did he made that up? I know what a burn is, but does this have some kind of a non-literal meaning that perhaps I'm nog seeing?

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    Re: A burn on you

    A "burn" is slang for a comedic putdown (insult) of another. Used among friends.

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