Feed them to the lions - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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feed (one) to the lions
To sacrifice someone to ruin, destruction, or hostility from others, especially for one's own benefit or survival. He cares nothing for the people he works with and is willing to feed them to the lions if it means his stock might increase a bit. In the face of the scandal, the administration has been feeding to the lions anyone they can use to deflect blame from themselves.
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Drag them off, feed them to the lions
and leave the stage to the sides who are still in the fight.
Then feed them to the lions
and bring on the next sucker.
WEST Midlands Safari park may be forced to cull its herd of deer and feed them to the lions
- because of a shortage of meat caused by the foot-and-mouth epidemic.
The only smile was from a banner that said: "When England Come - Please Feed Them to the Lions