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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
This week's theme: expressions coined after the names of birds.
clay pigeon (klay PIJ-uhn) noun
Someone in a situation vulnerable to be taken advantage of.
[After a piece of baked clay, called a clay pigeon, thrown into the air as a flying target in shooting practice.]
"Scott Layden is a clay pigeon in a media-intensive situation in
which he's blamed for an approach that was carved in stone long
before he arrived."
What I stand for is what I stand on. -Wendell Berry, farmer, author (1934- )
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