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in the cross hairs

In a position in which other people are eager to criticize or attack. The CEO has been in the cross hairs of politicians and businesspeople alike for his recent comments on immigration.
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Summary: The deadly suicide attacks against Lebanese Army patrols in Arsal Friday show that the country is in the crosshairs of the Daesh (ISIS) and Nusra Front extremist groups.
Want to find out whether you're in the crosshairs of campaigners - and contribute to the national results, which rely on lots of people signing up?
An investigator checked the hashtag #blacklivesmatter in Salem, and up came a tweet showing a man's silhouette in the crosshairs of a gunsight.
Now, Ukraine in the Crosshairs finally puts this all into perspective.
The popular site with more than 100 million members as of January 2013 was where the photo of a Palestinian boy with his head in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle was shared.
Israel's Centrist Kadima Party in the Crosshairs Over Livni, Mofaz Rift
A supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way has wound up in the crosshairs of a virtual
Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton is the personal testimony political affairs commentator, real estate career woman, and mother of two Kathleen Willey, who once approached Bill Clinton as a White House volunteer seeking a paying position, and had her trust in him shattered when he sexually assaulted her.
Also unique to the design is the fact that you now don't have to align each pin in the crosshairs other than the top pin.
It is no accident, really, that all over the world it is the poor who bear the brunt of not only direct exploitation by other people--including environmental insults like nearby location of incinerators, industrial facilities and oil fields--but also of being in the crosshairs when disasters occur.
Anyone who cares about public schools should see "Public Education in the Crosshairs," the just-released first installment of a series of programs (video/DVD) called the No Child Left Behind Report.
So the 527s are now in the crosshairs of the reformers, and speech is newly imperiled and must be newly defended.
This Carmen snapshots a society caught in the crosshairs, with little opportunity to find safety or calm.
Corus itself was in the headlines early in 2005 for allegedly being in the crosshairs of ThyssenKrupp, the German industrial conglomerate, although denied by both sides.