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A person or thing with no protection against an attack or other source of danger.
dupe, easy target, easy prey, fair game, sitting target, everybody's fool, stooge, gull, fool, aunt sallyView synonyms
- ‘'He's a sitting duck, a victim,’ he said.’
- ‘Once identified, the soldiers are sitting targets.’
- ‘We don't have to be sitting ducks and put up with this.’
- ‘When somebody's got a lot of money and the rest of the world knows about it, they're sitting targets for scams.’
- ‘The problem is that a lot of visitors enjoy sedentary pursuits like fishing and sketching and they just become sitting targets for mosquitoes.’
- ‘Patrols outside the camp perimeter are designed to deter attacks and prevent the soldiers inside becoming little more than sitting ducks.’
- ‘I can see these people being potential sitting ducks, setting themselves up for this disease.’
- ‘The children were like sitting ducks and had no way to protect themselves.’
- ‘Kids can be extremely cruel, and I was a sitting target.’
- ‘It doesn't matter if the human heavy tank can make itself invulnerable if it's just a sitting duck for air attacks.’
- ‘Given its lowly valuation, a growing number of brokers believe that the car salvage specialist is a sitting duck for a predator.’
- ‘This left them open for attack like sitting ducks.’
- ‘‘We're sitting targets and they're not,’ explains Shah.’
- ‘It's just a sitting target for kids and we are always hearing windows being smashed there.’
- ‘Having lost their income, water supply, main food source and doctors, the people of the village were simply sitting ducks.’
- ‘They'll be sitting ducks over there with just High Guards as protection!’
- ‘But nobody wants to be a sitting target, either.’
- ‘‘We were sitting ducks at that point,’ explains Rick.’
- ‘As one AU colonel recently said, ‘We are sitting ducks.’’
- ‘She was a sitting duck and didn't even know she was in danger.’
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