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put (someone) under the bus

put (someone) under the bus
 v. phr.— «Those five games kind of put us under the bus.…It’s always a difficult series because we’re so similar. We match up well.» —“Marlins To Enter Familiar Territory” by Kevin Baxter, Clark Spencer Miami Herald (5D) July 3, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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