Definition of 'sacrificial lamb'
Example sentences containing 'sacrificial lamb'
He is a bit of a sacrificial lamb.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The sacrificial lamb once more.The Sun (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We all sense when we're being made the sacrificial lamb to somebody else's unhappiness.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2010)
I was the sacrificial lamb.Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The general consensus was the men from the Valleys would be served up as sacrificial lambs on the high altar of English football.The Sun (2011)
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