Definition of sitting duck in English:

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sitting duck

Pronunciation: /ˌsidiNG ˈdək/
(also sitting target)


A person or thing with no protection against an attack or other source of danger.
Example sentences
  • This left them open for attack like sitting ducks.
  • It doesn't matter if the human heavy tank can make itself invulnerable if it's just a sitting duck for air attacks.
  • 'He's a sitting duck, a victim,’ he said.

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Syllabification: sit·ting duck

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