In The Crosshairs Meaning
(idiomatic) singled out for blame, harassment, or other unwanted attention
Example: 1989 Nov. 3, "Brilliant acting, conception drive â€˜Largo Desolatoâ€™," The Advocate (Louisiana, USA) (retrieved 27 Oct. 2011):
Nettles lives in the crosshairs, with the secret police, his sympathizers, and his now and would-be lovers making impossible demands on him.
1998 Dec. 2, Frank Rich, "Opinion: What's Good for General Motors . . .," New York Times (retrieved 27 Oct. 2011):
The German industrial giants that exploited slave labor during the war, from Volkswagen to Krupp, are in the crosshairs of class-action suits from Holocaust survivors.
2009 April 22, Alex Altman, "2 Minute Bio: California Rep. Jane Harman," Time:
U.S. Representative Jane Harman, a California Democrat, has found herself in the crosshairs of a potential scandal.