a whipping boy meaning

  "a whipping boy" in a sentence
[American slang]
Fig. someone who is punished for someone else's misdeeds.
  The president has turned out to be the whipping boy for his party.

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  1. he is just a whipping boy in this accident
  2. he was a whipping boy in this accident and he was done for
  3. it is unethical for a boss to use someone as a whipping boy
  4. I was no more of a whipping boy than anyone else.
  5. You can become a whipping boy for a lifetime of frustrations.

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