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- n. Actions permissible by the rules.
- n. A goal or an object that may legitimately be sought.
- n. An acceptable subject of criticism, scrutiny, or mockery.
- n. Used other than as an idiom: see fair, game.: a game that is fair, that does not involve cheating, etc.
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- n. a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
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But next Saturday … ah, next Saturday I'll ride and Bluey White won't dare, nor will the other trainers, next Saturday'll be fair game and they'll be on notice by God.
And once on Portuguese soil, they would be fair game to the Ordenanza.
He was fair game for all the pranksters, because he couldn't strike back-not magically, and it was deemed crass to do it physically.
Laila learned from him, for instance, that this road, up to the second acacia tree on the left, belonged to one warlord; that the next four blocks, ending with the bakery shop next to the demolished pharmacy, was another warlord's sector; and that if she crossed that street and walked half a mile west, she would find herself in the territory of yet another warlord and, therefore, fair game for sniper fire.
Extirpation ” not reform ” was the end aimed at; the prison officials of that time looked upon a criminal as a helpless wretch, presenting fair game for plunder, torture and tyranny.
Executed criminals and paupers buried in the potters 'field were fair game for the resur - rectionists, as the grave-robbers were called.
On the other hand, I said that I would play the game fairly by you, and I do not think it is a fair game to allow you for one unnecessary moment to waste your energies upon a profitless task.
Despised by their 'pure' Congolese brethren as Tutsi interlopers and therefore fair game at all times, the Banyamulenge have for the last hundred years and more installed themselves on the inaccessible Mulenge plateau in Kivu's Southern Highlands, where despite perpetual harassment they contrive to lead the pluralist life, tending their sheep and cattle and ignoring the precious minerals within their boundaries.
'Quiz the doctor, Cary, as soon as you are up to it – he's an author – so fair game – quiz the doctor, and we'll drink your health with three times three in Rochfort's burgundy.