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punish the monkey

Submitted by St. Sol on 20.08.2018

punish the monkey (English) — to blame/punish someone for failure which he is not responsible for.

English, explained by St. Sol on Mon, 20/08/2018 - 01:13

Translations of "punish the monkey"

DutchIemand de zwarte piet toespelen
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English(To) pass the buck
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EnglishPut your brand on the wrong steer
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Frenchbouc émissaire
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GermanDen Schwarzen Peter weitergeben/weiterschieben
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Italianfare a scaricabarile
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Polishkozioł ofiarny
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Russianс больной головы на здоровую
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Russianнайти козла отпущения
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Spanishsacudirse las pulgas
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Spanishcargar con el muerto
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Spanishescurrir/ esquivar el bulto
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"punish the monkey" in lyrics

They'll punish the monkey
They'll punish the monkey
They'll punish the monkey
And let the organ grinder go

Mark Knopfler - Punish The Monkey