How to use fall guy in a sentence
In the season finale, Shiv was also a crucial voice in steering Logan toward picking Ken as the fall guy.The Only Succession Recap You Need Before Season 3 Starts | Andrew R. Chow | October 12, 2021 | Time
In an attempt to dig himself out, Connor generously offered to be the fall guy for the cruise fiasco in exchange for compensation, weaving a story in which he was the “eminence grise” of the family.The Only Succession Recap You Need Before Season 3 Starts | Andrew R. Chow | October 12, 2021 | Time
British Dictionary definitions for fall guy
a person who is the victim of a confidence trick
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with fall guy
A scapegoat, one who is blamed for the actions of others. For example, He refused to be the fall guy for his colleagues. This expression uses fall in the sense of “consequences” or “blame,” which originated in prison slang. [Slang; early 1900s] Also see take the fall.
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