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scapegoat

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈskeɪp.ɡəʊt/ US  /-ɡoʊt/
a person who is blamed for something that someone else has done
替罪羊;代人受过的人
The captain was made a scapegoat for the team's failure.
队长成了球队失利的替罪羊。
Blaming and accusing
(Definition of scapegoat from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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