prime target

noun

: 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.

Examples of prime target in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web None other than Gary Lamont had been a prime target of the investigation. Jordan Michael Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Feb. 2024 Those juicy yields have made cat bonds a prime target for a few niche hedge funds. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 31 Jan. 2024 This is because the salamanders’ unique home is a prime target for mountaintop removal mining — when mountains are blasted open by explosives to access underground coal formations, according to the center. Julia Marnin, Miami Herald, 25 Jan. 2024 Eighty percent of military aid to Ukraine flows through one airbase in eastern Poland, and so that base would probably be a prime target. Peter Schroeder, Foreign Affairs, 20 Dec. 2023 This would not be the first time Virginia state officials have sought to bring a professional sports stadium to Potomac Yard, a former rail hub in Alexandria that has for decades been eyed as a prime target for redevelopment. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2023 The Hamas attack has made President Biden’s recent approach toward Iran a prime target for Republicans. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2023 Such ads-as-entertainment blending in would become a prime target in the years ahead. Jamie Bryan, Rolling Stone, 30 Nov. 2023 Major live sporting events are a prime target for hackers. WIRED, 18 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Prime target.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prime%20target. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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