fall guy


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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.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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