Idiom: take the fall for
Idiom: take the fall for (someone/something)
- to be blamed or punished, especially for something that you did not do
- My boss didn't finish the report and then wanted me to take the fall for it.
- I took the fall for playing with matches because I didn't want my little brother to get punished.
- That's the last time I'm taking the fall for you because you don't even appreciate it.
- I can't believe the director expected me to take the fall for her mistake.
- When they found an open alcohol container in my friend's car I took the fall for it because at least I can drink legally.
- Your roommate set you up to take the fall but don't worry, his cell phone messages and calls show everything that happened.
- I loved my boyfriend so much I took the fall for him when he was arrested, but when I was in jail I found out he'd already started dating someone else.
- Don't be stupid and try to take the fall for your friends or you could end up being expelled from school.
- take the rap (for something/someone)
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