fall guy noun
: a person who is blamed for something done by others
: scapegoat <a fall guy for his boss's errors>
Examples of FALL GUY
- His lawyers will argue that he was set up as a fall guy for crimes he had no part in.
- <the sandlot ball players wanted the littlest kid to be the fall guy for the broken window, figuring that he'd have the best chance of escaping punishment>
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