Idiom: Take the fall

What does 'Take the fall' mean?

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).

  • Category: General
  • Contributed By: Sue Blank

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