easy mark


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eas′y mark′


n.
one who is easily deceived or tricked.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.easy mark - a defenseless victim
dupe, victim - a person who is tricked or swindled
References in classic literature ?
mon gar., it is very well when you do but shoot at a shield, but when there is a man behind the shield, and he rides at you with wave of sword and glint of eyes from behind his vizor, you may find him a less easy mark."
Seven-Eleven Japan pay app was easy mark for hackers
But to do this they need to be left alone by governments, not be seen as tax 'cash cows' or an easy mark to play with and discredit.
All the talk about the huge jump in the deficit will make undoing a lot of the good in this bill an easy mark for the next administration to overturn.
A passive, transactional relationship weakens citizens' sense of agency and responsibility, and a disempowered and disengaged population becomes an easy mark for those peddling disinformation.
My friend and I went down the street of the broken and deserted village, which, from its position on the hill, was an easy mark for shellfire.
There are several reasons why bullies target certain individuals for abuse and overweight kids are a particularly easy mark given that society tends to disapprove of and mock obesity, both actively and discreetly."
"I think they see me as an easy mark. I believe they think that New Zealanders are going to find some outrage there," he said, appearing to refer to the sexual harassment accusations made against him.
Was she a deceitful fortune-seeker who thought she'd found an easy mark?
He adds that a law requiring disclosure of the terms of a settlement could discourage employers from settling cases in the first place because of the concern that they may be viewed as an easy mark for copycat claims.
Wolff has shown himself to be an easy mark for those wishing to load him with false information in the certainly that he would write as though the falsehoods told to him were true.