What does 'Don't shoot the messenger' mean?
This phrase can be used when breaking some bad news to someone and you don't want to be blamed for the news. ('Don't kill the messenger' is also used.)
- Category: War, weapons and conflict
Idioms similar to 'Don't shoot the messenger'
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