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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.
See also: fall, victim

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.
See also: fashion, victim

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.
See also: fall, victim
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In its evolution since the 1970s, the shaping of Rohingya victimhood has followed contemporary trends.
A very good answer to seeing victimhood as moral superiority was given by the Jewish radical Saul Alinsky.
For all the reasons stated above, victimhood is a one-way ticket to loneliness.
Sacrifice, mimesis, and the theorizing of victimhood.
Most problematic, however, is the sense that while Nowak argues on the surface that he is interested in complicating the dominant narrative of victimhood that has defined Polish identity, he nonetheless seems to be supporting that narrative in explicit ways.
The value of her book is therefore twofold: it offers a valuable overview of canonical and forgotten works of Hebrew literature from the last hundred years, and it illuminates shifting attitudes towards heroism and victimhood, in the context of Jewish history and literary traditions beyond Israel.
WHEN attitudes to violent behaviour are framed, males can - and often do - get airbrushed from any portrayal of victimhood ("To a woman or a man, rape is rape", Letters May 31, Jane Anderson).
Clearly, it's wrong to sack an employee simply because they can no longer limbo dance, but the outpouring of goodwill that O'Reilly's victory sparked on Twitter takes the biscuit for feminist victimhood.
The Spectator magazine, edited by MP Johnson, said Liverpool wallowed in victimhood.
In the field, this term has moved away from the concept of helplessness and victimhood.
And so Gregor shows us why and how the various discourses of victimhood emerged.
LordJones,who infuriatedtheLabour hierarchy by refusing to join the party duringanoftenstormy tenureasMinister, called for anend to "HarrietHarman economics" of funding victimhood, and adoption of an American-style presidential political system.
That's why "Enough To Go Around: Searching for Hope in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Darfur" by writer and photojournalist Chip Duncan is such a welcome documentary showcasing men and women, although having to reside in refugee camps and/or who have had family members slain, yet refuse to give in to victimhood but hold out hope and endurance and simple acts of kindness.
Ford reminds me, sometimes painfully, that the temptation to respond to every criticism and complaint from the defensive crouch of victimhood is enormous.
Instead, it has generally chosen to publicize the Israeli spin of victimhood.