easy target

This page is about the collocation easy target

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

someone or something that's easy to attack or criticize

For example

  • He's small, quiet boy, so he's an easy target for bullies.

  • If you think she's an easy target because she's a woman, you're in for a big surprise.

Quick Quiz

The other boys knew Jerome wasn't an easy target because

a. he looked too weak

b. he never had money

c. he was big and strong

Contributor: Matt Errey