a legitimate or likely object of attack, mockery, etc.: With his fat, round face, the politician was fair game for the cartoonists.
Words nearby fair game
Origin of fair game
First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for fair game
a legitimate object for ridicule or attack
hunting archaic quarry that may legitimately be pursued according to the rules of a particular sport
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Idioms and Phrases with fair game
A legitimate target for attack or ridicule. For example, On his talk show, authors are considered fair game. This expression alludes to hunting. [Early 1800s]
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