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sitting target

a person or thing in a defenceless or vulnerable position Also called (informal) sitting duck
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  • This, then, would be the moment at which to shoot them, when for four or five seconds they offered practically a sitting target.

    Marie H. Rider Haggard
  • Backing and coming ahead, we make little progress, but at least we present no sitting target.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone

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