take the spear in one's chest

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take the spear (in (one's) chest) definition

  1. tv.
    to accept full blame for something; to accept the full brunt of the punishment for something. : The admiral got the short straw and had to take the spear in his chest.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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