sitting duck

Rate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)
An obvious or unconcealed target.

Etymology:

  • From sitting + duck.
8 Views

For God's sake, Sergeant, we need to get to cover – we're sitting ducks out here..

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'sitting duck':

Sitting DuckA person or thing that is considered vulnerable, to easily get attacked by something
See them all »

Translation

Find a translation for the sitting duck phrase in other languages:

बैठा हुआ बतख

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similar to sitting duck

How to pronounce this phrase?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

Discuss this sitting duck phrase with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this sitting duck definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"sitting duck." Phrases.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 3 Jun 2020. <https://www.phrases.com/phrase/sitting-duck_6884>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.