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lightning conductornoun [C]

uk   /ˈlaɪt.nɪŋ kənˌdʌk.tər/ us   /ˈlaɪt.nɪŋ kənˌdʌk.tɚ/ UK also mainly US lightning rod
  • lightning conductor noun [C] (FOR CRITICISM)

someone or something that takes all the blame or criticism in a situation, although other people or things are responsible too: In a harsh economic climate, pay rises for politicians have become a lightning conductor for criticism.
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in Chinese (Simplified) 避雷针…
in Chinese (Traditional) 避雷針…
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