throw someone to the dogs

throw (one) to the dogs

To put one in the position to be the recipient of blame, trouble, or criticism, often that which was intended for oneself. Tommy was caught with the marijuana in his backpack, but he threw me to the dogs and said it was mine. Our manager never hesitates to throw an underling to the dogs when something goes wrong in the office.
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throw someone to the dogs

If someone throws you to the dogs, they allow you to be criticized or attacked, often in order to protect themselves. He told the judges he felt abandoned by his former commanders and that he had been, as he put it, thrown to the dogs. Note: The dogs referred to here are dogs used for hunting.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

throw someone to the dogs

discard someone as worthless.
See also: dog, someone, throw
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