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.