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sitting duck

noun

Simple Definition of sitting duck

  • : a person or thing that is easy to hit, attack, trick, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sitting duck

  1. :  an easy or defenseless target

Examples of sitting duck in a sentence

  1. The tourists were sitting ducks for local thieves.

  2. <those stupid comments just made him a sitting duck for comedians>



1942

First Known Use of sitting duck

1942


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