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Sitting Duck : Phrases


Vulnerable, easy prey; someone or something likely to be attacked and unable to put up a defense.


Salesmen learn to size up a prospective customer. When they see a sitting duck like your wife, they know it instinctively.


A duck hunter knows that if a duck is sitting still, it’s a much easier target than a duck in flight. By the first half of the 20th century, the phrase Sitting duck was transferred to any person who was an easy mark for someone who wanted to cheat or do him or her harm.

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