prime target

noun

Definition of prime target

: someone who is more likely than most other people to be affected by something (such as a disease) Men in this age group are prime targets for heart disease.

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“Prime target.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prime%20target. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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