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marked man

A person who is targeted for harm or retaliation of some kind. After Ed alerted the authorities about the corruption that took place within the company, he became a marked man.
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marked man, a

Also, marked woman. A person singled out as an object of suspicion, hostility, or vengeance. For example, As a witness to the robbery, he felt he was a marked man, or After her fiasco at the meeting, she was a marked woman-no one would hire her. This idiom was first recorded in 1833.
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The first section of Grann's book is aptly titled "The Marked Woman.
SHE may well now be a marked woman on the taekwondo circuit, but world number one Jade Jones insists she is using her ranking to her advantage ahead of the final stages of qualifying for the Rio Olympics.
A prison source said: "Tracey knew she would be a marked woman once she was released, and Toni and her talked about getting a place together.
Slashed A prison source said: "Tracey knew she would be a marked woman once she was released and Toni and her talked about getting a place together.
After coming fifth in last summer's world final in Moscow, Child knows her reputation has made her a marked woman at home and abroad.
She will be a marked woman after last year storming through in the final miles to take the win, and will face a challenge from this year's Trail Marathon Wales MARATHON ERYRI Andrea winner Mary Grace Spalton, aiming to be become the first winner of both races in the same year.
Trott was a marked woman in the bunch events, the points and scratch races, standing out in her first appearance in the rainbow jersey of world champion.
But Jones knows she'll be a marked woman following her Olympic success.
I was now all the words True Church liked to call people who left: a marked woman, a fall away, a dog that returns to her vomit.
and Jezebel and the DVD premieres of Old Acquaintance, Marked Woman, and The Man Who Came to Dinner.
However, I have come to realize that, at least to some extent, I'm a marked woman.
Currently she plays United States Attorney Annie Farrell, a marked woman, in the thriller Collateral, with Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx.
Flower is a marked woman, not only because of her beauty and her race, but also because of her insatiable thirst to learn and to teach others.
Because of her season last year, she's become a marked woman.
But she is enough of a marked woman so that halitzah is her only option; she cannot enter a Levirate marriage.