throw to the dogs

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throw someone to the dogs

Fig. to abandon someone to enemies or evil. He served the evil empire well, but in the end, they threw him to the dogs.
See also: dog, throw

throw somebody to the dogs

to allow someone to be criticized or attacked, often in order to protect yourself from being criticized or attacked I really felt as if I'd been thrown to the dogs just to save other people's reputations.
See also: dog, throw