crosshairs crosshairs

Definition(s):

  • (n) a center of interest

Usage(s):

  1. Huang's business sits in the crosshairs of China's evolving free-trade policy.
  2. All the while, an Israeli sniper had the defeated chairman literally in the crosshairs.
  3. Even though everyone seems to feel like they're living in the crosshairs of the terrorists' scopes, I must break the bad news: Almost none of us matter to the terrorists.

News

  1. Assabet 2, Quaboag 0: Aztecs move on down the line, take next step toward state title

    After a 2-0 defeat of Quaboag in the Division 3 CMass title game Saturday at Worcester State’s Rockwood Park, the Aztecs let it be known exactly who they have in their crosshairs — Turners Falls, which knocked Assabet out in last year’s state semifinals in a crushing extra-innings defeat.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marlborough Enterprise

  2. Review: West Side Story at Clowes

    The entire cast and crew earns high praise in an emotionally engaged production bristling with brisk, energetic choreography. by Rita Kohn An emotionally engaged cast brings depth and breadth to the characters and their lives in this newest version of the 60-year-old modern classic retelling of lovers caught in the crosshairs of a society fanning hatred as their solidifying mantra. Their raw ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Nuvo

  3. McDermott to Fox’s Megyn Kelly: ‘Stop it!’

    Seattle’s Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott found himself in the crosshairs of the political right Tuesday when he lampooned as “political theater” Republican-run House hearings on the IRS for targeting applications for tax-exempt status by Tea Party groups. He also described what the IRS did as “stupid” and “inept.” But McDermott fired back when on Wednesday morning when intrusive Fox News ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

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