sitting target

sitting targets
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A sitting target is the same as a sitting duck.

They know they are a sitting target for the press.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • sitting target — or sitting duck noun An easy target or victim • • • Main Entry: ↑sit * * * sitting target UK US noun [countable] [singular sitting target plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • sitting target — noun count a SITTING DUCK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Sitting Target — Infobox Film name = Sitting Target image size = caption = director = Douglas Hickox producer = writer = Laurence Henderson the novel. Alexander Jacobs the screenplay. narrator = starring = Oliver Reed Jill St. John Ian McShane Edward Woodward… …   Wikipedia

  • sitting target — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sitting target : singular sitting target plural sitting targets a sitting duck …   English dictionary

  • sitting duck — sitting ducks N COUNT If you say that someone is a sitting duck, you mean that they are easy to attack, cheat, or take advantage of. [INFORMAL] Nancy knew she d be a sitting duck when she raised the trap door. Syn: sitting target …   English dictionary

  • sitting duck — also .sitting target n someone who is easy to attack or easy to cheat ▪ Out in the open, the soldiers were sitting ducks for enemy fire …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • target — tar|get1 [ targət ] noun count *** 1. ) an object that you have to hit in a game or sport: on/off target (=accurate or not accurate): Few players managed to get their shots on target. a ) a person, building, or area that someone intends to attack …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • target — I UK [ˈtɑː(r)ɡɪt] / US [ˈtɑrɡət] noun [countable] Word forms target : singular target plural targets *** 1) an object that you have to hit in a game or a sport on/off target (= accurate or not accurate): Few players managed to get their shots on… …   English dictionary

  • sitting — I. noun Date: 13th century 1. a. the act of one that sits b. a single occasion of continuous sitting (as for a portrait or meal) 2. a. a brooding over eggs for hatching b. setting 6 3. session < a sitting of the legislature > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sitting duck — noun a defenseless victim • Syn: ↑easy mark • Hypernyms: ↑victim, ↑dupe * * * noun, pl ⋯ ducks [count] : a person or thing that is easy to hit, attack, trick, etc …   Useful english dictionary


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