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Definition of fall guy in English:


informal, chiefly North American
A scapegoat: he contends that he is innocent, that he was set up as a fall guy
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  • And then they picked this one auditor who could be their fall guy.
  • She's obviously being set up to be the fall guy and she's it.
  • Whether or not the person who actually takes the blame is the real culprit or a fall guy, we may never know.
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