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мальчик для битья

whipping boy, scapegoat

Psychology (Ru-En)

"мальчик для битья"

(человек, несущий наказание за чужую вину) whipping boy

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Отныне играем на равных, пусть ищет себе другого мальчика для битья; из пяти партий четыре поражения — это слишком много.
From here on we play even or he can find another sucker-four out of five is too many.
Хайнлайн, Роберт / Достаточно времени для любви, или жизни Лазаруса ЛонгаHeinlein, Robert / Time Enough For Love
Time Enough For Love
Heinlein, Robert
© 1973 by Robert Heinlein
Достаточно времени для любви, или жизни Лазаруса Лонга
Хайнлайн, Роберт
© 1973 by Robert A. Heinlein
© Перевод. Ю. Соколов, 2008
© TERRA FANTASTICA, 2008

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whipping boy; scapegoat

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