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scapegoat

noun

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a person or thing taking the blame for others
  • companies often use the economy as a scapegoat to avoid taking responsibility for dropping sales

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“Scapegoat.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scapegoat. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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