fair game

a legitimate or likely object of attack, mockery, etc.: With his fat, round face, the politician was fair game for the cartoonists.


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fair game
1.  a legitimate object for ridicule or attack
2.  archaic hunting quarry that may legitimately be pursued according to the rules of a particular sport

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fair game

A legitimate target for attack or ridicule. For example, On his talk show, authors are considered fair game. This expression alludes to hunting. [Early 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
Walls of art, colored pencils, and sculptures are all fair game for animation.
Only once they get to rich country status do they finally realize family
  members are fair game as well.
And this has some wondering if a candidate's infidelity is fair game, or if
  it's a private matter unfit for public scrutiny.
Anything that requires motion is fair game, and could be on the market in one
  to two years.
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