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the villain of the piece meaning

  "the villain of the piece" in a sentence
  • [American slang]
    Fig. someone or something that is responsible for something bad or wrong. (Fig. on the villainous role in a drama.)
      I wonder who told the newspapers about the local scandal. I discovered that Jane was the villain of the piece.
      We couldn't think who had stolen the meat. The dog next door turned out to be the villain of the piece.

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  1. Previously there was no argument about the villain of the piece.
  2. In fact, Rouse is not the villain of the piece.
  3. Not everyone sees Sarnoff as the villain of the piece.
  4. Alexander Hamilton reappears, again cast as the villain of the piece.
  5. Even the elected officials cast the company as the villain of the piece.

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