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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
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And he revealed that he persuaded co-star Michael B Jordan to eventually take one of the digs which have seen him KO 16 of his 26 professional victims - sort of!
And yet it is Walt Polka who, after leaving Lewiston-Porter in disgrace, felt compelled to write a book called, "The Dark Side of Educational Leadership: Superintendents and the Professional Victims Syndrome." In it, he describes the "professional victims syndrome" as "the condition confronted by many educational leaders, especially superintendents of schools, who are subjected to a career crisis in which their professional reputation may be tarnished and they have the ultimate challenge to survive as both a leader and a person." What a crock!
Polka's book is an anecdotal and anonymous collection of alleged horror stories told by nameless superintendents who have endured the "professional victims syndrome." In the preface, Polka informs us that "the names of the superintendents and the communities they served have been changed to protect the sensitive nature of what we were told." In other words, absolutely nothing can be substantiated or verified as having actually happened, making his 200-page "poor-me story" laughable.
MacGillis gushes about the dozens of family members and friends of victims of firearms tragedies whom Bloomberg has turned into professional victims, and the thousands of "Friends" they've amassed on Facebook.
On both sides, the loudest public voices are the vociferous and cynical lamentations of professional victims warning politicians against the "betrayal" of sacred and historic "rights." The fates of the late Egyptian president, Anwar, Sadat, and the late Israeli prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, linger in the minds of the leaders who prefer to lead and to live.
The capital side became Hornets' third professional victims in seven years following previous victories over Workington and Dewsbury.
Lawton, who had stopped just four of his 20 professional victims, could give his 2,000 supporters little to cheer.
Now, not all sissies are professional victims. Some of 'em are predators.
Those explosive blows, which have accounted for 43 of Iron Mike's 49 professional victims, will lash into Lewis like a sledgehammer.
THE biggest danger surrounding the spate of child sex abuse cases is that we give such children the message that their only role in life is to be professional victims.
Sommers draws a clear distinction between "equity feminism," the classical-liberal position characterized by the unobjectionable slogan, "Equal pay for equal work," and "gender feminism," the aggressive self-pitying whine of an army of professional victims that has come to dominate discussions of women's issues.
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