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domingo, 5 de fevereiro de 2012

Slang: Sitting duck

Definition: An easy target; someone or something who is defenseless, vulnerable, or in a precarious situation.


1) The sweet old lady was a sitting duck for the aggressive salesman.

2) Out in the open field, the soldiers were sitting ducks for enemy snipers.

Etymology: This phrase was first used by soldiers in World War Two.

Synonyms: dead meat

fonte: www.peakenglish.com

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