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whipping boy

noun

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a person or thing taking the blame for others
  • used the government's economic policies as the whipping boy for every bad decision the company made

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The first known use of whipping boy was in 1647

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“Whipping boy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whipping%20boy. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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