in the crosshairs

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in the crosshairs

:being aimed at by a gun (such as a rifle) that has an aiming device with crosshairs often used figuratively
  • The senator's voting record was in the crosshairs of his political rivals.

Word by Word Definitions

crosshair play crosshairs
  1. : a fine wire or thread in the focus of the eyepiece of an optical instrument used as a reference line in the field or for marking the instrumental axis


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