clay pigeon

clay pigeon  {n.},  {slang},  {informal}
1. A popular target at practice shooting made of clay and roughly resembling a pigeon; an easy target that doesn't move.
All he can shoot is a clay pigeon.
2. A person who, like a clay pigeon in target practice, is immobilized or is in a sensitive position and is therefore easily criticized or otherwise victimized.
Poor Joe is a clay pigeon.
3. A task easily accomplished like shooting an immobile clay pigeon.
The math exam was a clay pigeon.
Categories: {informal} {n.} {slang}