a marked man/woman

noun

1
: someone who is famous or who gets a lot of attention
Winning the race made him a marked man.
As the front-runner, the candidate has become a marked woman.
2
: someone who is not liked or trusted or who is in danger of being harmed
His unpopular ideas made him a marked man at work.

Examples of a marked man/woman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dahlan returned to the West Bank afterward a marked man in the eyes of Abbas, who exiled him in 2011. Grant Rumley, Foreign Affairs, 16 June 2015 In the end, Brian was always a marked man; the urging from Eli, Rosa, Estel, and even a reporter from a local TV station (Connie Britton) couldn’t save him. Aramide Tinubu, Essence, 28 Jan. 2022 Goalby was a marked man, catapulted into history with the pencil stroke of another player named Tommy Aaron, on behalf of De Vicenzo. Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2022 Kaprizov will be a marked man, undoubtedly at the top of Vegas' scouting report. Star Tribune, 15 May 2021 Baker Mayfield is a marked man for a Pittsburgh unit that has posted at least three sacks and an interception in each of its four games. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 17 Oct. 2020

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“A marked man/woman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20marked%20man%2Fwoman. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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