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fall guy

n. Slang
1. A scapegoat.
2. A gullible victim; a dupe.

fall guy

n
1. a person who is the victim of a confidence trick
2. a scapegoat

fall′ guy`


n.
Slang.
1. an easy victim.
2. a scapegoat.
[1905–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fall guy - a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage offall guy - a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
dupe, victim - a person who is tricked or swindled

fall guy

noun
1. Slang. One who is made an object of blame:
Slang: patsy.
2. Slang. A person who is easily deceived or victimized:
Informal: sucker.
Chiefly British: mug.
Translations

fall guy

n (esp US inf: = victim) → armes Opfer, Angeschmierte(r) mf (inf); (= scapegoat)Sündenbock m
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