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be fair game

To be legitimately or permissibly targeted for something, such as criticism, use, or discussion. As the youngest sibling, I'm always fair game for mockery at family events. If you're playing football with us, then you're fair game to get tackled.
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It can be frustrating for me because throughout my career I have had referees say to me, 'You're a big lad, get on with it,' and it seems that if opposition players commit a foul and win the ball it is fair game but if I do it I get pulled up for it.
So the show's criticism of the Glendora Republican's immigration politics, its promotion of a ``Fire Dreier'' campaign and its open endorsements of his challenger, Democrat Cynthia Matthews, is fair game, officials said.