11/12/18 Throw (somebody) under the bus

 

1. To exploit someone’s trust for one’s own purpose, gain, or agenda; to harm someone through deceit or treachery.

Example: 
The investment company threw its clients under the bus when it chose to redirect their hard earned money into various Ponzi schemes that benefited only a few board members at the top.

2. To avoid blame, trouble, or criticism by allowing someone else to take responsibility.

Example:
Tommy was caught with the marijuana in his backpack, but he threw me under the bus and said it belonged to me.