He was no longer a mere excrescence on the face of the earth—a poor, puny Pincher who was everybody's whipping-boy.
If the Pasha had a whipping-boy, I fear the poor fellow would have had a severe time of it.
It's an old story; the House of Commons must always have its whipping-boy.
When he went to school he was always the whipping-boy and always the object of his schoolfellows' mockery.
The most familiar example of whipping-boy is mentioned by Fuller in his "Church History."
As a whipping-boy he was too spiritless to be satisfying, and Lady Barbara addressed herself to the invitation.
But she's had to understand that I won't be her friend's whipping-boy.
An' thou cease from study mine office is gone thou'lt need no whipping-boy.