throw under the bus
 v. phr.— «We got thrown out and learned to live on our own and then Oxford got thrown under the bus (by NASCAR). I guess we’re bretheren that got thrown under the bus and we found each other and decided we were a nice match.» —“Tom Curley’s ‘passion’ returns to Oxford 250″ by John Nash Bangor Daily News (Maine) July 17, 1993. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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