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sitting ducknoun [C]

 /ˈsɪt̬·ɪŋ ˈdʌk/
a ​person or thing in a ​situation that is ​easy to ​attack: A ​car without side-impact airbags is a sitting duck if it’s ​hitbroadside by an ​SUV.
(Definition of sitting duck from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sitting duck”
in Chinese (Simplified) 活靶子, 易被击中的目标, 易受攻击的对象…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活靶, 易被擊中的目標, 易受攻擊的物件…
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