soft target


soft target
soft target UK US noun [countable] [singular soft target plural soft targets]
someone or something that is very easy to attack or criticize
Thesaurus: people who are tricked or easy to tricksynonym

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noun, pl ⋯ -gets [count]
: a target that can be attacked easily because it does not have military defenses

hospitals, schools, and other soft targets

— often used figuratively

elderly people who are a soft target for criminals

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ˌsoft ˈtarget 7 [soft target] noun
a person or thing that it is very easy to attack

Useful english dictionary. 2012.