whipping boy

NOUN
  1. someone who is punished for the errors of others
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How To Use whipping boy In A Sentence

  • The mechanic became the whipping boy for the pilot's error.
  • Australian tradition whereby leading bowler "outs" English batsman he intends to install as personal whipping boy usually captain, star man, or chief posho. The Ashes 2010 A-Z: baggy greens, doing a Harmy and lucky red hankies
  • With a new name adorning the number one position after almost every match, the Daredevils, who climbed to the coveted position after trampling over event's whipping boys Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets, would have to up the ante when they take on Sachin Tendulkar's army for the first time in the tournament. Times Now
  • The directors are clearly responsible for what happened, but they're sure to find a whipping boy lower down the company.
  • He has become a convenient whipping boy for the failures of the old regime.
  • A lot of the flagellation pornography involved men whipping men or tutors whipping boys, and if you think about the position, it's all about the bottom and a whip, so there's a phallic aspect of it.
  • He has become a convenient whipping boy for the failures of the old regime.
  • Indeed, just about every club has a whipping boy treated to 'verbals' that would never have been heard a few years ago. mirror.co.uk - Home
  • All the Republicans are asking is to end bank bailouts, of course you have to remember Obozo got a $1 million in campaign contributions from current libertard whipping boy, demon Goldman Sachs. New DNC ad accuses GOP of siding with Wall Street
  • The directors are clearly responsible for what happened, but they're sure to find a whipping boy lower down the company.
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