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English definition of “take a/the fall for sb”

take a/the fall for sb

US informal
to accept the blame for something another person did: I wasn't going to take the fall for him.Blaming and accusing
(Definition of take a/the fall for sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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