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Difference between Fair game and Fair play

fair game —(also: easy game) a suitable object for ridicule, mistreatment, or exploitation:

  • They were women in a patriarchal society and that meant that they were fair game to be demeaned and marginalized by many men.

fair playbehavior that conforms to generally accepted principles of justice:

  • Traditional standards of fair play on the football field are so far eroded that terms of suspension for fouling are regarded as a hazard rather than as a stigma.