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My life is fair game for anybody. I spent an unhappy, penniless childhood in Brooklyn. I had to slug my way up in a town called Hollywood where people love to trample you to death. I don't relax because I don't know how. I don't want to know how. Life is too short to relax.
Susan Hayward

Meaning of "fair game" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FAIR GAME

fair game play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FAIR GAME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fair game is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FAIR GAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of fair game in the English dictionary

The definition of fair game in the dictionary is a legitimate object for ridicule or attack. Other definition of fair game is quarry that may legitimately be pursued according to the rules of a particular sport.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FAIR GAME

fair
fair and square
fair copy
fair dinkum
fair do´s
fair enough!
fair go!
Fair Isle
fair play
fair rent
fair sex
fair to middling
fair trade
fair-haired
fair-haired boy
fair-minded
fair-mindedness
fair-sized
fair-skinned
fair-spoken

WORDS THAT END LIKE FAIR GAME

arcade game
ball game
beautiful game
big game
board game
card game
computer game
con game
football game
game
guessing game
home game
name of the game
party game
perfect game
play the game
role-playing game
small game
video game
war game
word game

Synonyms and antonyms of fair game in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «fair game» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FAIR GAME

Find out the translation of fair game to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fair game from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fair game» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

公平游戏
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

juego limpio
570 millions of speakers

English

fair game
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निष्पक्ष खेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لعبة عادلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

честная игра
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jogo justo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিরপেক্ষ খেলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jeu équitable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Permainan adil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Freiwild
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

公正なゲーム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공정한 게임
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Game adil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trò chơi công bằng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நியாயமான விளையாட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुयोग्य खेळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

adil oyun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fair game
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fair Game
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чесна гра
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

joc corect
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δίκαιο παιχνίδι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fair game
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rättvist spel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fritt vilt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fair game

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FAIR GAME»

The term «fair game» is quite widely used and occupies the 49.452 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FAIR GAME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fair game» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fair game» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fair game

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10 QUOTES WITH «FAIR GAME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fair game.
1
Michael Azerrad
As a journalist, I'm not supposed to be the subject, but as an author, I'm fair game - another ingredient in the media soup.
2
Tobin Bell
Anything that exists on the human palette is, from my point of view, fair game for artists to portray. You don't have to go see it if you don't want to, so don't go.
3
Peter Berg
I believe that anything in this world is fair game for a creative exercise.
4
David Blunkett
My integrity had been called into question; I was being called a liar, and I am not a liar. And I just think it is time that we stop viewing public figures as fair game.
5
Cliff Burton
Personally, I would say the 'master' of this whole thing is fate... Whoever is on the playing field is fair game, and it's up to them to avoid being used.
6
Greta Garbo
Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you're just fair game.
7
Michael Hastings
If someone tells you something is off the record, I don't print it. If they don't tell me something is off the record, then it's fair game.
8
Susan Hayward
My life is fair game for anybody. I spent an unhappy, penniless childhood in Brooklyn. I had to slug my way up in a town called Hollywood where people love to trample you to death. I don't relax because I don't know how. I don't want to know how. Life is too short to relax.
9
Nick Kroll
My thinking is, if we're setting out to make comedy in which nothing is off limits, then everybody is fair game.
10
Timothy Noah
The Pentagon got fed up with its recruits getting ripped off by payday lenders and in 2007 got Congress to make it illegal to extend such loans to members of the military. But civilians remain fair game.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FAIR GAME»

Discover the use of fair game in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fair game and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fair Game
Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels, “always enchants her readers" (Lynn Viehl).
Patricia Briggs, 2012
2
Fair Game: How a Top CIA Agent Was Betrayed by Her Own ...
The woman at the center of the Bush administration's CIA leak scandal breaks her silence about the case as she describes her role as an undercover CIA operative, her training and experiences, her efforts to protect her children in the ...
Valerie Plame Wilson, 2008
3
Fair Game
Super-charged erotica from the award-winning author of Show and Tell.
Jasmine Haynes, 2009
4
Fair Game
A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students.
Josh Lanyon, 2010
5
Fair Game
There's a new kid on the basketball court, and his name is Jude. He makes everyone laugh by making up funny nicknames. But when Jude starts playing unfairly, will Chris, Diego, and Ty stop playing with him?
Marcie Aboff, 2008
6
Fair Game
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Evan McNamara, 2006
7
Fair Game
A young homicide detective from the LAPD becomes the new focus of an obsessive serial killer who has changed all of his rules, and the wealth of clues left from his previous murders no longer applies. 15,000 first printing.
Rochelle Majer Krich, 1993
8
Fair Game
High school senior Laura Jean is shocked when the school jocks are accused of gang-raping a retarded girl and her boyfriend Scott appears to be involved.
Erika Tamar, 1993
9
Fair Game: A Play in Three Acts
THE STORY: When Susan Hammarlee, an unusually pretty young divorcee, arrives in New York, she learns that she has one idea of what she's going to do in town, but all the men she meets have quite another.
Sam Locke, 1958
10
Fair Game
Up to her eyes with her friends' dramas, Harriet Grey has no time for her own.
Liz Young, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FAIR GAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fair game is used in the context of the following news items.
1
A documentary that ought to rank with the footage of British troops …
If she's nine or over then she's considered fair game. She'll be sold as a slave in the market to the highest bidder — as ever, there's a premium ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Merkel walking line between German voters, European image
"Greece hasn't played a fair game from the outset in order to buy more time," said the 34-year-old who works for a sightseeing company. «seattlepi.com, Jul 15»
3
Where to Get a Free Slurpee on 7/11, a.k.a. Free Slurpee Day
I was all about the eclectic mix, and all combinations were fair game. Though sometimes banana would end up mingling with Coke — definitely ... «Yahoo Food, Jul 15»
4
The New TV Etiquette When Is a Spoiler Not a Spoiler?
Series based on history are fair game. I've got some bad news: Anne Boleyn gets beheaded in “Wolf Hall” and “The Tudors.” Thomas Cromwell ... «PopMatters, Jul 15»
5
Is Flanagan right, do lower-ranked teams get raw deal from referees?
The fouls they were pulled for in the spring are now fair game in the summer, and frustration grows. That black card you got in February? «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
6
Uri Monson: Govt. shouldn't do business with tax avoiding corps.
... designed by Congress, with the help of numerous lobbyists, (a discussion for another column) is the law of the land, and therefore fair game. «Philly.com, Jul 15»
7
Our limited choices
Why this is I do not know, but intentional misspellings, puns and cute animals are all fair game in this quest to sell an amorphous wine. The fact ... «Napa Valley Register, Jul 15»
8
Fireworks safety difficult to enforce in Florida
According to state law, if fireworks are used clear birds from farms or fish hatcheries, they're fair game, according to the Division of the State Fire ... «Palm Beach Post, Jul 15»
9
Wynne drops $2M libel suit against Hudak, MacLeod
... from Hudak, PCs · Hudak 'not backing down' despite libel notice from Wynne · ​Is it fair game for politicians to sue other politicians for libel? «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
10
Royal commission hearing: Bill Shorten needs to keep an eye on …
Another appearance is in the offing later this year and his record as AWU secretary is now fair game, rightly or wrongly, for the Coalition. «The Age, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fair game [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fair-game>. Mar 2024 ».
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