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    Post What is the meaning of "fall guys"?

    I read an article in the Fortune magazine wrote "The unnamed fall guys are widely reported to be former chief financial officer Fred D. Anderson and former general counsel and corporate secretary...." What is the meaning of "fall guys" here?


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    Re: What is the meaning of "fall guys"?

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    I read an article in the Fortune magazine wrote "The unnamed fall guys are widely reported to be former chief financial officer Fred D. Anderson and former general counsel and corporate secretary...." What is the meaning of "fall guys" here?
    Hi SB Chan,

    It refers to the guys who take the fall, the responsibility for some failure and they fall from grace; fall in the sense of being demoted or the big fall, being fired.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "fall guys"?

    Thanks your explanation. But someone told me 'fall guy' means 'scapegoat'.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "fall guys"?

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    Thanks your explanation. But someone told me 'fall guy' means 'scapegoat'.
    It can. Some fall-guys are scapegoats and some scapegoats are fall-guys. There's a fair amount of overlap. Strictly a fall-guy is guilty of something, though often peripherally; and a scapegoat is innocent. But people don't use them that strictly.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "fall guys"?

    This is the explanation of 'fall guy' in the Wiktionary.
    A fall guy is a person used as a scapegoat to take the blame for someone else's actions, or someone at the butt of jokes.actions, or someone at the butt of jokes.

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