feed (one) to the lions

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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.
See also: feed, lion
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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.
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.