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Jordan was playing the villain today-the vast majority of the onlookers were from Sterling, and since Peter would be transported to the court via underground tunnel, Jordan was their fall guy.
Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  someone intentionally setup to take the blame for the actions of others
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  • Jordan was playing the villain today-the vast majority of the onlookers were from Sterling, and since Peter would be transported to the court via underground tunnel, Jordan was their fall guy.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • That was the monsters’ plan from the start; they had a fall guy for their perfect murders and de Sade—like adventures.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • I wised you up about women, so you’d never be a fall guy, or make any mistakes you didn’t want to make! And who steered you on to reading poetry first?
    Eugene O’Neill  --  Long Day’s Journey into Night
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Associated words [difficulty]:   fall guy [8]
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