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fall guy

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   informal
a person who is falsely blamed for something that has gone wrong, or for a crime that they have not committed: The governor was looking for a fall guy to take the blame for the corruption scandal.
Translations of “fall guy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 代罪羔羊, 替死鬼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 替罪羊, 替死鬼…
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