throw someone to the wolves


throw someone to the wolves
throw someone to the wolves sacrifice someone in order to avoid trouble for oneself.
Main Entry: wolf

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  • throw someone to the wolves — phrase to put someone in a situation in which they are severely criticized or attacked, and not try to protect them When the minister made yet another mistake, his colleagues threw him to the wolves. Thesaurus: to cause problems for someone or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw someone to the wolves — throw (someone) to the wolves British, American & Australian, Australian to cause someone to be in a situation where they are criticized strongly or treated badly and to not try to protect them. No one warned me what sort of people I would be… …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw someone to the wolves — If someone is thrown to the wolves, they are abandoned and have to face trouble without any support …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • throw someone to the wolves — to put someone in a situation in which they are severely criticized or attacked, and not try to protect them When the minister made yet another mistake, his colleagues threw him to the wolves …   English dictionary

  • throw someone to the wolves —    If someone is thrown to the wolves, they are abandoned and have to face trouble without any support.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Throw someone to the wolves —   If someone is thrown to the wolves, they are abandoned and have to face trouble without any support …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • throw someone to the wolves — sacrifice someone so as to avert trouble for oneself. → wolf …   English new terms dictionary

  • throw\ one\ to\ the\ wolves — • throw (one) to the wolves • feed one to the wolves v. phr. 1. To turn someone into a scapegoat. In order to explain the situation to the media, the governor blamed the mayor and threw him to the wolves. 2. To send into danger without protection …   Словарь американских идиом

  • throw to the wolves — throw (someone) to the wolves British, American & Australian, Australian to cause someone to be in a situation where they are criticized strongly or treated badly and to not try to protect them. No one warned me what sort of people I would be… …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw\ to\ the\ wolves — • throw (one) to the wolves • feed one to the wolves v. phr. 1. To turn someone into a scapegoat. In order to explain the situation to the media, the governor blamed the mayor and threw him to the wolves. 2. To send into danger without protection …   Словарь американских идиом