Word of the Day / Shin gimmel
An abbreviation of the term meaning 'the guard at the periphery,' this term has come to mean any lowly sort forced to take the blame for a hierarchy's worth of headache.
Who let the cat into the cream? Or less metaphorically – who let the terrorist into the army base? Heads will roll, but chances are they won't be high-ranking heads. They will be the crania of the lowly shin gimmel.
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