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take the wind out of someone's sails

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take the rap

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To accept or suffer the punishment for something, esp for something one did not do: If she gets caught, I'll take the rap for her/ Make sure Brewster doesn't come unglued. He has to take the fall right along with Beck/ Marcus got to take the jump for it (1930+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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