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take the fall

Slang definitions & phrases for take the fall

take the pledge

verb phrase

To promise not to drink alcohol: ready to take the pledge

[fr the Alcoholics Anonymous pledge]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with take the fall

take the fall

Incur blame or censure for another's misdeeds, as in She's taken the fall for you in terms of any political damage , or A senior official took the fall for the failed intelligence operation . This expression originated in the 1920s as underworld slang. It began to be extended to less criminal kinds of blame in the second half of the 1900s. Also see take a fall , def. 2.
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