1. falsely or unfairly assign total blame to someone else for something
throw someone under the bus/to the wolves to avoid getting in trouble
To 'throw someone under a bus' means to betray someone for selfish reasons. When you 'throw someone under a bus' you put someone in a harmful or compromising situation in order to gain advantage or to make yourself look good. To 'throw someone to the wolves' means to leave someone in a position where they can be mistreated or criticized without making any attempt to help them or prevent them from harm. If you 'throw someone to the wolves' it can mean to sacrifice someone in order to save yourself.