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When the wolf is at your door, such as: the IRS, the cops, or your bookie's leg-breaker, you will want to suggest an alternate target, such as: your partner, your dealer or another patsy who can take your punishment instead of you. Sometimes whole groups will find a fall guy to cover their crimes.
Throw to the wolves:
Once the triangulation of fire cut down the president, the FBI threw Oswald to the wolves.
by Chris Zizzo June 8, 2006
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Physically throwing a person under a big, smelly city bus is the perfect metaphor for the act of positioning someone to be ground up under the wheels of the ever rolling omnibus of society in your stead. The bus carries people. The people's weight is what crushes the victim. This setting up of a patsy has an earlier, more agrarian beginning in "throwing him to the wolves." Someone is going down, it's not going to be you, so you select a candidate to feed into the system.
"Throw under the bus"
Every time the president gets in trouble, he'll throw another cabinet member under the bus.
by Chris Zizzo May 20, 2006
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A forbidden term, now known as "the SB word". It is being replaced by "The Big Game", particularly in commercials for products you might enjoy while watching the game on TV. Of course, if a small retail store would like to leave a million dollar tribute at the feet of the NFL president, then the taboo gets magically lifted.
"Hey Mom, stop on down to Bill's Bakery for a football shaped ice cream cake, perfect for your Superbowl party . . ."

ERRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAOOOWWWW! "Assume the position! You're under arrest for copyright infringement!"

"No, no, I meant "the Big Game! Please, I have a family!"
by Chris Zizzo February 3, 2008
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Any male, would be super stud who acts out his after hours life as if he were a character in a game. Get high, get drunk, get laid, get in fights, jump over it all and begin again. Tomorrow, it's back to fixing drains or whatever it is you do.
Opie: Oh shit, there goes this evening. Larry just came in.
Jimmy: No man, it's fun to watch this Super Mario go through his act. Look he's already hitting on that girl at the bar while her boyfriend is watching the Yankees.
by Chris Zizzo November 19, 2006
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Leaving one's seminal discharge on the clothing or body of another, particularly in public. The tadpole image is conjured by the swimming sperm cells.
These guys on Boston's Red Line were jacking off in crowded morning rush-hour trains and tadpoling all the women in their business clothes.
by Chris Zizzo January 30, 2008
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Something bad happened, someone is going to get blamed and suffer the consequences of the act. Righteously, it should be the person who planned it, but, everything is negotiable. Someone else goes to jail, and in return, he is owed a favor. Or maybe, he just gets set up. This 1940's film noir gangster term is finding a new cachet.
You shot him brother so don't look at me like that. I'm not gonna take the fall for you.
by Chris Zizzo September 13, 2006
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Literally: "It's the war!"

This French phrase of resignation gained widespread use during World War II. It provided the universal excuse for everything that was broken, no longer functioned, was unavailable or could not be accomplished. It also explained away all unusual behavior. That it is in the language of a nation whose life and joie de vivre was being crushed by an occupational army gives it an aroused sensibility.

The phrase lingered into European reconstruction and then into modern times in all nations. It is spoken with a wry acknowledgement of its former literal meaning even though it may currently describe any other interfering force preventing accomplishment of a task, even laziness.
Jacques: "Renee gave herself to some soldiers for a bar of chocolate and a pair of silk stockings. What a slut!"
Pierre: "No, no, she's a good girl. C'est la guerre!"

Howard: "Traffic has become so tied up every day that I have to allow an additional hour to get to the city."
Jimmy: "That's life in the big city, C'est la guerre."
by Chris Zizzo November 5, 2006
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