Crosshairs (IRS)


Senior Member
Brazilian Portuguese
Hi Everyone.

Is that a term you would use to say you were selected to go through tax income inspection? Here's the example sentence:

I got caught in the crosshairs. I'll probably have to pay a huge fine for not having declared my unearned income thouroughly.
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    It could be used that way, metaphorically. Crosshairs are the horizontal and vertical lines you see when you look through the target of a gun, so the idea here is "I was targeted."
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