throw (someone) to the wolves
Definition of throw (someone) to the wolves
: to put someone in a position that allows him or her to be criticized or treated badly without any defense or protection He threw his partner to the wolves by exposing his involvement in the scandal.
Word by Word Definitions
: some person : somebody
: any of several large predatory canids (genus Canis) that are active mostly at night, live and hunt in packs, and resemble the related dogs
: gray wolf ◆Wolves have long been viewed as threats to livestock and people resulting in significant worldwide declines in their numbers and range size due to persistent eradication efforts (as by hunting, trapping, and poisoning).
: the fur of a wolf
: to eat greedily : devour
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