Meaning of “throw sb to the dogs” in the English Dictionary

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"throw sb to the dogs" in British English

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throw sb to the dogs

to allow someone to be criticized or attacked, often in order to protect yourself from being criticized or attacked:

I really felt as if I'd been thrown to the dogs just to save other people's reputations.

(Definition of “throw sb to the dogs” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)