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whipping boy

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  1. 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 Synonyms fall guy, goat, scapegoatRelated Words victim; butt, dupe, fool, laughingstock, mark, mockery, monkey; excuse


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