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scapegoat

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈskeɪpɡəʊt/
a person or thing that is blamed for something bad that someone else has done: Politicians have used the financial sector as a scapegoat for the global economic crisis.
Translations of “scapegoat”
in Spanish cabeza de turco, chivo expiatorio…
in French bouc émissaire…
in German der Sündenbock…
in Chinese (Traditional) 代罪羔羊, 代人受過的人…
in Russian козел отпущения…
in Turkish günah keçisi, şamar oğlan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 替罪羊, 代人受过的人…
in Polish kozioł ofiarny…
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