English version

sally in Military topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsallysal‧ly1 /ˈsæli/ noun (plural sallies) [countable] formal  1 PMa sudden quick attack and return to a position of defence2 SAYan intelligent remark that is intended to amuse people
Examples from the Corpus
sallyOliver swept off his battered top hat in ironic acknowledgement of her sally.No sallies once they get there.Monk treats Russell's sallies with humourless seriousness, trying to get us to see them as proof of intellectual irresponsibility.