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  • Includes about 20,000 of the most common Russian words and about 60,000 illustrative phrases and examples. For each word, its grammatical and stylistic properties are indicated.

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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