sitting duck

noun

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


SITTING DUCK Defined for English Language Learners

sitting duck

noun

Definition of sitting duck for English Language Learners

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



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