What does 'Take the fall' mean?
Meaning: If you tall the fall, you accept the blame and possibly the punishment for another's wrongdoing, with the implication that the true culprit, for political or other reasons, cannot be exposed as guilty (accompanied by a public suspicion that a reward of some sort may follow).
Contributor: Sue Blank
Country: International English | Subject Area: General | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Fall by the wayside
- Ride for a fall
- Pride goes before a fall
- The bigger they are, the harder they fall
- Fall on stony ground
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