sitting target

  1. a person or thing in a defenceless or vulnerable position: Also called (informal): sitting duck

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How to use sitting target in a sentence

  • 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