fall guy

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  • noun

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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The Sox are more likely to have fall guys this time around.
But if the sailors are caught with the contraband at sea or ashore when handing it over, they will be the fall guys.
EVER swift to mete out justice, the Los Angeles Unified School District has named its fall guys for its failure to submit the results on time for some 250,000 state-mandated tests:
We have got a crazy time and the managers in this day and age are the fall guys in a lot of ways, " he said.
MANCHESTER City boss Joe Royle has a message for the Maine Road doom merchants: "We won't be Premiership fall guys.
Hendrie has had his sights on O'Donnell since he took over at the Premiership fall guys but stalled on a move as the Celt was injured.
United's win was a club record and equalled the best-ever victory by a Scots club in Europe - Rangers' 8-0 thumping of Maltese fall guys Valletta in 1983.
Scottish Cup fall guys Hibs and Dunfermline have switched their Premier League match due next Tuesday to Saturday, March 8.
I hope Toyota go well because if they find it hard, they will look for fall guys and Mika Salo has the two-year contract.
But that was of little consolation to Iain Munro's hapless fall guys who are stranded four points adrift of second-bottom Killie having now played a game more.
The world's poor are cast unwittingly in the role of fall guys.
The Uruguayan, now 33, was on target against Bradford yesterday but knows he could be one of Claudio Ranieri's fall guys at the end of the season if the club fail to make it into Europe.
Tom Hendrie last night insisted Alloa are no longer fall guys.
It's not for the faint-hearted, but this winter England have been no one's fall guys - although for one day they were happy to be the Falls Guys.
Trevor Francis last night told FA Cup fall guys QPR: Blame Mark Hateley.