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fall victim

To fall prey to something. I fell victim to peer pressure, and I started drinking at the party. Please be careful not to fall victim to senioritis—you can't stop doing your work this close to graduation.
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fashion victim

A person who places too much value on popular trends and styles. It's one thing to have good taste in clothing, but it's another to be a fashion victim who always needs to be seen wearing popular brand names.
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professional victim

slang A derisive term for someone who claims to receive mistreatment from others, usually as a way to get attention. Boy, he's really the professional victim these days. What is he claiming I did to him this time?
See also: professional, victim

fall ˈvictim (to something)

(written) be injured, damaged or killed by something: Many plants have fallen victim to the sudden frost.
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org, includes a new "web chat" facility making it possible for victims to ask questions and receive information and advice in real time.
But Dame Vera succeeds Baroness Newlove in the role of Victims' Commissioner, which means a by-election will be required to prevent the PCC post falling vacant for almost a year.
The Victim Advice Line was launched in Shropshire on April 1, and in the month since has contacted 2,392 victims, and had 5,093 referrals.
As one of Arizona's largest funders of victims' services each year, ACJC places great focus on seeking legislative changes that advocate for victims' rights, provide additional resources, and improves accessibility to victims' services and programs.
The 2018 report, released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Monday, reveals that more victims of human trafficking were reported to the United Nation's agency in 2016 than at any time over the past 13 years.
The data shows police only gave victims the opportunity to make a personal statement on 16.5 per cent of occasions.
asking the victi statemen has aThoo The data shows police only gave victims the opportunity to make a personal statement on 16.5 per cent of occasions.
Azerbaijan is a destination country for sex and labor trafficking victims from Ukraine, China, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
In it there was a promise to victims across Britain of a new 'Victims Law' to enshrine the rights of victims in law -- something Labour had long been calling for.
A recent data report which has been compiled by Rescue 1122 officials revealed that the highest number of victims involved in road accidents were passengers and pedestrians.
One of the major developments in United Kingdom criminal justice in the last 40 years has been the shift toward the needs of victims as a primary focus (Burrows, 2014), with an escalation of services funded by central government (Spalek, 2005).
Fined PS120 with PS160 costs and PS20 victims surcharge.
VICTIMS of crime will be able to hold the criminal justice system to account under proposals for a new code of practice backed by law, the Government announced today.