Put Litvinenko in Putin's crosshairs

dauthehoang

Senior Member
Vietnamese
Hello everybody,
I'm confused about the phrase "less precise' and" crosshairs". Owen has right statement but he still has something wrong?
The obvious question is why. Here, Owen was less precise, listing several factors that could have put Litvinenko in Putin’s crosshairs, including his defection to the UK in 2000, his close relationship with Putin’s arch-enemy, Boris Berezovsky, and his allegations of FSB complicity in the terror bombings that propelled Putin to power in 1999.
 
  • Kirill V.

    Senior Member
    Russian
    The "crosshairs" should be defined in WR or any other dictionary. When you are looking at a target throught an aiming device (say, a rifle's) there is a "crosshairs"

    Owen provided fewer details (was less precise) on why Putin would aim at Litvinenko (put him in his "crosshairs")
     

    Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    Owen was less precise (not as clear) in his answer to "Why?" (probably as compared to something he said earlier).

    listing several factors that could have put Litvinenko in Putin’s crosshairs
    He listed several factors that made Litvinenko a target for Putin. The "crosshairs" is a metaphorical reference to the crosshairs of a rifle's telescopic sight.

    Cross-posted.
     
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