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scapegoats

noun
plural of scapegoat

Synonyms of scapegoats

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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“Scapegoats.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scapegoats. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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