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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
They are shooting at me. What the hell am I - a clay pigeon?
clay pigeon = clay flying target
Thanks for your efforts.
... but not always made of clay, I think. It's one of those bits of sporting terminology based on a former technology - tennis players still talk about 'hitting the chalk', even though chalk hasn't been used for many years.
PS: Another example - a footballer who nearly scores 'hits the woodwork' (whatever the goalposts are made of)
Last edited by BobK; 20-Aug-2010 at 18:05. Reason: Added PS