throw to the wolves
feed, leave or throw to the wolves, dogs or lions
- allow somebody else to be criticized or attacked, often in order to protect one
- to sacrifice someone to save the rest
- to abandon someone to harm
- sacrifice someone, especially so as to save oneself
1. Don't try to throw my brother to the wolves. I'll tell the fact about the entire issue.
2. When I got to know that they he is very dangerous person to whom I was dealing with, I felt I'd been thrown to the wolves.
3. If Jessica doesn't achieve as they expect, they'll throw her to the dogs.
The first term comes from Aesop's fable about a nurse who threatens to throw her charge to the wolves if the child does not behave. [First half of 1900s]
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