Examples of fall guy in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of fall guy from the Web
Brown looked like the obvious fall guy when things fell apart.
Red Theater’s production, directed by Jeremy Aluma and featuring a phenomenal performance by new-to-me Alejandro Tey as Mace, the narrator and professional fall guy, rocked the small Strawdog space with grit and heart.
Frady ends up not as undercover faux-assassin but as real-life fall guy (a supply of which the organization also needs), as the murder of another politician takes place and the blame is pinned on our hero.
There’s no specific rumbling of any rift between Vogel and the front office as of yet, but if the team continues on pace for another sub-30 win season, Vogel could unfortunately become the next fall guy in Orlando’s eternal rebuild.
For Kalanick, a new CEO could be an ideal fall guy for a number of underperforming investments.
This week's chump: Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general once famous for even-handed integrity, is the president's fall guy in the Comey firing.
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Definition of fall guy for English Language Learners
: a person who is blamed for something done by others
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