- nouna defenseless victim• Syn: ↑easy mark
* * *noun, pl ⋯ ducks [count]
The tourists were sitting ducks for local thieves.
* * *a person or thing that is easy to attackExample Bank:
Its location makes the island a sitting duck for attackers.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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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 — A sitting duck is something or someone that is easy to criticise or target … The small dictionary of idiomes
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
sitting duck — noun count someone who is in a position in which it is easy for people to trick or attack them: The elderly are often sitting ducks for shady financial deals … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
sitting duck — ► NOUN informal ▪ a person or thing with no protection against attack … English terms dictionary
sitting duck — ☆ sitting duck n. Informal a person or thing especially vulnerable to attack; easy target … English World dictionary
sitting duck — A sitting duck is something or someone that is easy to criticise or target. (Dorking School Dictionary) *** To refer to someone as a sitting duck means that they are an easy target to criticize, attack, etc. The young actress was a … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
sitting duck — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sitting duck : singular sitting duck plural sitting ducks someone who is in a position in which it is easy for people to trick or attack them The elderly are often sitting ducks for shady financial deals … English dictionary
sitting duck — n. easy target a sitting duck for * * * [ˌsɪtɪŋ dʌk] [ easy target ] a sitting duck for … Combinatory dictionary
sitting duck — n. someone who waits unsuspectingly for doom or destiny; an easy target for something bad. □ Get out of the way! You’re a sitting duck. □ The guy was a sitting duck for a mugging … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions