Shixuan
Could you tell me what 'fair game' means:) "fair game" Is it referred to something that's being criticized,or being targeted? And does this one just mean 'a game that's not loaded in favor of anyone' literally? It's all fair game. Thank you in advance ;)
Nov 28, 2016 9:30 PM
Answers · 3
The term "fair game" isn't from playing a game, it's from hunting. "Fair game" were animals that you had permission to hunt (as opposed to animals that you could not kill because they were on someone else's land or were protected for some other reason). When you say something is "fair game" you are saying that it is ok to attack (or target or scrutinize) that thing. (e.g., "The politician's voting record is fair game. His children are not.")
November 28, 2016
It means being targeted (a person or idea) for criticism, harassment or anything really. I agree with the other answers in this respect.
November 29, 2016
No, fair game means something that can openly discussed and criticized without restrictions or consequences.
November 28, 2016
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