fall guy


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Synonyms for fall guy

one who is made an object of blame

a person who is easily deceived or victimized

Synonyms for fall guy

a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

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This year's fall guy scenario is a bit more complicated, though, since John Farrell and his staff have that World Series to their credit.
Kevin Blackwell was the fall guy as Neil Warnock came back to haunt Sheffield United on the second weekend of the npower Championship season, and left them looking for a new manager.
The CAO job might pay well, but it has serious drawbacks -- like being the fall guy for all that goes wrong in county government, without having the power to fix it.
USA Today 'For the British boxer chosen to be the fall guy in Tyson's comeback bid, this was the breakthrough fight that could make his career.
He also scored a hit in 1981 as crime-busting stuntman Colt Seavers in The Fall Guy and appeared in the movies Scrooged, Big Fat Liar, and sitcom Too Much Sun.
Tell her you appreciate her sense of humor but to alter her schtick a little to exclude you as the fall guy.
You get the point, Jews, Spain, cold-war anxiety, and postmodern reflexivity - history as an alibi or a fall guy for style.
Often viewed as the darling of the French team, his style corresponding perfectly to the doctrines of rugby preached by Les Bleus, the Toulouse full-back has also been the fall guy during the team's sticky patches over the last few years.
City leaders were happy to let Bamattre be the fall guy for all the Fire Department's woes during a period of intense public scrutiny.
Throughout his ordeal he has maintained his innocence and his solicitor insisted he was a fall guy for drug barons.
Company bosses are threatening to find a fall guy to take the blame if the Government introduces a new offence of corporate killing, according to a new survey commissioned by the British Safety Council.
KB: But the noir fall guy is an inexorable downward spiral.
Forsythe's tongue-in-cheek ballet was deliciously danced by Sylvie Guillem and her fall guy, Adam Cooper.
Hibs attacker Fletcher, who came onat the same time as the Wolves fall guy, said: "Chris gave us an apology but that wasn't needed.
The Brazil star's future in Spain has been cast into doubt with media speculation suggesting he could be the fall guy in Madrid's pursuit of Manchester United ace Ronaldo.