Perhaps the deep-pocketed corporation was the real victim, some grotesque combination of sitting duck and cash cow?
If any of the Company ships sight us, we'll be a sitting duck.
There were three eggs in the inaccessible cliff-nest, and he brought me one, which I tried in vain to hatch under a sitting duck.
A weaving target has a chance, but a target standing motionless is a sitting duck and his life hangs by a hair.
Six great green eggs, stolen from a sitting duck which had belonged to the ill-fated Pierce, were the staple food.
There is a very dangerous time when the driver is a sitting duck.
A very easy target: “His arguments were so simple, she was able to knock them down like sitting ducks.” The term comes from hunting, where it is much easier to hit ducks when they are sitting on the water than when they are in flight.
To be passive and unresponsive; fail to cope; be useless: I suppose you think I'm just sitting around every day with my thumb up my ass (1040s+)