a phrase used to describe a person or object used to be sacrificed or as a decoy in order for a greater thing to be done
syn. bait, decoy, loser,
Beth was the "Sacrificial lamb" I needed to win the game.
We used a "Sacrificial lamb" of empty ammo in or to get around the enemy.
We need a Sacrificial lamb to distract the enemy enough for us to capture the flag