throw to the wolves
phrasal to leave unprotected against fierce opposition or attack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • throw\ to\ the\ wolves — • throw (one) to the wolves • feed one to the wolves v. phr. 1. To turn someone into a scapegoat. In order to explain the situation to the media, the governor blamed the mayor and threw him to the wolves. 2. To send into danger without protection …   Словарь американских идиом

  • throw to the wolves — throw (someone) to the wolves British, American & Australian, Australian to cause someone to be in a situation where they are criticized strongly or treated badly and to not try to protect them. No one warned me what sort of people I would be… …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw to the wolves — verb a) To sacrifice someone, especially in an attempt to save oneself b) To remove or cast out someone or something out of ones protection, such as onto the streets, especially towards predators. Syn: throw to the dogs, throw to the lions …   Wiktionary

  • throw to the wolves — send into danger without protection The small boy was thrown to the wolves when he was made to join the team of older players …   Idioms and examples

  • throw to the wolves — make a sacrifice in order to escape a difficult situation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • to the wolves — See: THROW TO THE WOLVES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to the wolves — See: THROW TO THE WOLVES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to\ the\ wolves — See: throw to the wolves …   Словарь американских идиом

  • throw someone to the wolves — phrase to put someone in a situation in which they are severely criticized or attacked, and not try to protect them When the minister made yet another mistake, his colleagues threw him to the wolves. Thesaurus: to cause problems for someone or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw\ one\ to\ the\ wolves — • throw (one) to the wolves • feed one to the wolves v. phr. 1. To turn someone into a scapegoat. In order to explain the situation to the media, the governor blamed the mayor and threw him to the wolves. 2. To send into danger without protection …   Словарь американских идиом

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