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in the cross-hairs

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Fixed as a target; aimed at: Detroit's Big Three found themselves again in the media cross hairs

[1884+; the date shows the earliest use of the term for a telescope or telescopic sight indicator]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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