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sit

(sĭt)
v. sat (săt), sitting, sits
v.intr.
1. To rest with the torso vertical and the body supported on the buttocks.
2.
a. To rest with the hindquarters lowered onto a supporting surface. Used of animals.
b. To perch. Used of birds.
3. To cover eggs for hatching; brood.
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Eleanor Laws QC, defending, described Bennell as being a "sitting target" after being convicted of child sexual abuse in the 1990s and in 2015.
NO SITTING TARGET Gareth Southgate does not want to put himself in the Three Lions firing line
However, she should be a sitting target in the second part of the race and the favourite can power on to beat in-form Tommys Inluck, who would have won her heat more emphatically but for checking at the sough.
They are a sitting target for anyone describing themselves as campaigning journalists, for certain and - it pains me to say this - high-profile defence lawyers who appear to be not overly concerned with throwing mud at the agencies, presumably in the hope that it will influence the public mood in favour of their clients.
People who have become rich by living in the place they bought 30 years ago while a lucky, if you like skilful, Chancellor presides over a historic fall in interest rates - vastly inflating the borrowing power of home-buyers - are a sitting target for the taxman.
Its easy for any of us to criticise an official, often a cheap shot at a sitting target, and never forget all football fans are bound to be biased.
His skin would sparkle and make him a sitting target!
This leaves another Tory chump Oliver Letwin (55, going on 75) still a sitting target for rotten fruit.
After bouncing out of the stalls, Robinson took up the running, but appeared a sitting target for Jamie Spencer and the favourite with two furlongs left.
Detectives later said that Mr Saunders had been a "sitting target" for attack.
The pub was ruined by a suspected arson in August and has been a sitting target for vandals ever since its closure.
Uninhabited, it was a sitting target for vandals who smashed the stained glass windows and heavy wooden front door and wrote graffiti all over the walls.