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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prey, quarry, target, fair game(noun)

    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"


  1. fair game(Noun)

    Actions permissible by the rules.

  2. fair game(Noun)

    A goal or an object that may legitimately be sought.

  3. fair game(Noun)

    An acceptable subject of criticism, scrutiny, or mockery.

  4. fair game(Noun)

    : a game that is fair, that does not involve cheating, etc.


  1. Fair Game

    Fair Game is a 1995 action thriller film directed by Andrew Sipes. It stars Cindy Crawford as family law attorney Kate McQuean and William Baldwin as Max Kirkpatrick, a Florida police officer. Kirkpatrick ends up on the run to protect McQuean when she is targeted for murder by ex-members of the KGB with interests in a ship owned by a Cuban man who may lose it in a divorce case being pursued by McQuean. The film is based on Paula Gosling's novel of the same name, which was previously adapted into the 1986 Sylvester Stallone film Cobra. Locations used for the film included Coral Gables, Florida, Miami Beach, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fair game in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fair game in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carly Fiorina:

    Any former president is fair game. Donald Trump threw George W. Bush under the bus several months ago. Any former president is fair game.

  2. Carly Fiorina:

    The way to defeat Hillary Clinton is to go after her track record, her lack of accomplishment, any former president is fair game. Donald Trump threw George W. Bush under the bus several months ago. Any former president is fair game.

  3. Carly Fiorina:

    We as women, especially in presidential politics, need to play by the same rules as the men. If we want to play this game as equals, we need to play by the same rules, and that means our track record is relevant, and so I never make a personal comment about Hillary Clinton -- my criticism of her is fact-based, based on her actions and track record. And that is fair game.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Well if you look at the different situations, of course you could name many of them, I could get you a list and I'll have it sent to your office in two seconds. But there certainly were a lot of abuse of women, you look at whether it's Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones, or any of them, and that certainly will be fair game, certainly, if they play the woman's card with respect to me, that will be fair game.

  5. Jack BarskyRead MoreJack Barsky:

    Historically, the KGB has always tried to influence and destabilize events all around the world. The explicitly stated goal of the Soviet Union was world communism organized in a Soviet-like system. Therefore, anything that could destabilize free and democratic nations was fair game. The KGB were champions in the game of 'fake news,' which was called 'disinformation' in the old days. While Russia's goals are not as ambitious as those of the Soviet Union, it is quite clear that the Russian leadership desperately wants to re-establish a strong Russia, on par with the United States. Therefore, anything that helps destabilize the US and other Western countries, anything that turns the focus of those countries inward rather than at the real outward threats would benefit Russia. In my view, it is not possible for a foreign nation to have a significant impact on the outcome of elections in this country. Try as they might, all they will be able to do is nibble around the edges.

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