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whipping boys

noun
plural of whipping boy

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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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“Whipping boys.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whipping%20boys. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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