fair game

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fair game

n
1. a legitimate object for ridicule or attack
2. (Hunting) hunting archaic quarry that may legitimately be pursued according to the rules of a particular sport
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fair game - a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influencefair game - a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"; "the target of a manhunt"
victim - an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
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Translations
juego limpio

fair game

n to be fair game (person) → essere bersaglio legittimo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
But this thing, itself no chicken, with the seeming of a wild feathered thing of the jungle that was fair game for any dog, talked to him with the voice of a god.
A Loose-Fish is fair game for anybody who can soonest catch it.
'Then,' said the man, 'go with me, and I will teach you to become the cunningest thief that ever was.' 'No,' said the other, 'that is not an honest calling, and what can one look to earn by it in the end but the gallows?' 'Oh!' said the man, 'you need not fear the gallows; for I will only teach you to steal what will be fair game: I meddle with nothing but what no one else can get or care anything about, and where no one can find you out.' So the young man agreed to follow his trade, and he soon showed himself so clever, that nothing could escape him that he had once set his mind upon.