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fall guy

noun

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a person or thing taking the blame for others
  • 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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The first known use of fall guy was in 1895

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“Fall guy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fall%20guy. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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