easy prey

an easy target or easy prey
1) someone who it is easy to criticize, cheat, or steal from
an easy target for:

Military officers make easy targets for the press.

Tourists are often easy prey for criminals.

2) an animal that can be attacked and killed easily

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • easy prey — something easily hunted and killed (especially of an animal); person who is easily exploited or taken advantage of …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Go After an Easy Prey — Infobox Film name = Go After an Easy Prey |150px caption = imdb rating = director = Fong Ming producer = writer = Zhu Dan starring = music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released = 1948 runtime = country = China language = mandarin… …   Wikipedia

  • prey — prey1 [preı] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: preie, from Latin praeda something seized ] 1.) [singular,U] an animal, bird etc that is hunted and eaten by another animal = ↑predator ▪ a tiger stalking its prey 2.) bird/beast of prey a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prey — 01. Gazelles are a favorite [prey] for cheetahs. 02. The spider stings its [prey], and then eats it slowly. 03. The rapist is said to [prey] on young women who are walking alone in the downtown area late at night. 04. Thousands of song birds die… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • prey — prey1 [ preı ] noun uncount ** 1. ) an animal that is caught by another animal and eaten: Spiders usually catch their prey by building webs. => BIRD OF PREY 2. ) someone that a criminal or dishonest person attacks, cheats, or harms: VICTIM: a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prey — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ easy ▪ Teenagers are easy prey for unscrupulous drug dealers. ▪ helpless (esp. AmE), unsuspecting ▪ They watched a hawk swoop down on its unsuspecting prey …   Collocations dictionary

  • easy — eas|y1 [ izi ] adjective *** 1. ) not difficult to do, or not needing much work: Finding somewhere to live in New York isn t easy. easy to do: This cake is very easy to make. It s a pretty easy game to learn. it is easy to do something: It is not …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • easy — [[t]i͟ːzi[/t]] ♦ easier, easiest 1) ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf, ADJ to inf If a job or action is easy, you can do it without difficulty or effort, because it is not complicated and causes no problems. The shower is easy to install... It …   English dictionary

  • easy — 1 / i:zi/ adjective 1 NOT DIFFICULT not difficult, and not needing much physical or mental effort: The easiest way to get there is through the park. | It can t have been easy raising three children all by herself. | easy to make/build/do etc: Are …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • prey — I UK [preɪ] / US noun [uncountable] ** 1) an animal that is caught by another animal and eaten Spiders usually catch their prey by building webs. See: bird of prey 2) someone that a criminal or dishonest person attacks, cheats, or harms a hired… …   English dictionary

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