Translation of fall guy in Spanish:

fall guy

cabeza de turco, n.

noun

informal
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    cabeza de turco feminine
    chivo expiatorio masculine
    chivo emisario masculine
    Jim was the fall guy Jim fue el que pagó el pato / los platos rotos informal
    • And then they picked this one auditor who could be their fall guy.
    • She's obviously being set up to be the fall guy and she's it.
    • Whether or not the person who actually takes the blame is the real culprit or a fall guy, we may never know.
    • The veteran strategist is rapidly emerging as the fall guy for the Kerry campaign's lacklustre August.
    • An Iranian Intelligence Ministry agent faces a charge of ‘quasi-intentional murder,’ but many believe he's being made a fall guy.