Meaning of “sitting duck” in the English Dictionary


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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 hit broadside by an SUV.

(Definition of “sitting duck” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)