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Eat Dead Cat

To be the scapegoat.

PUBLISHED : Friday, 26 August, 2016, 4:09pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:24pm

Definition: To be the scapegoat.

Origin: Murky, but possibly dates to when cats were served as food. Slipping long-dead cat into someone’s meal is the equivalent of giving someone the blame—both are unasked for and perhaps undeserved.