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throw under the bus

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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