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whipping boy

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
someone or something that is blamed or punished for problems that are caused by someone or something else
Translations of “whipping boy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 替罪羊,代人受過者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 替罪羊,代人受过者…
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