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    Throw me under the bus or TUB

    "Throw or Threw me under the bus"

    The expression from sports. Coaches often tell their athletes, “You’re either on the bus or under it.” This means that all the players need to work together as a team in order to be the best that they can be. But some athletes don’t want to just be part of a team, they want to be stars. They might throw a teammate under the bus if it would help them achieve the fame and glory they desire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Wright: Obama "Threw Me Under the Bus
    "I am 'radioactive,' Sir. When Obama threw me under the bus, he threw me under the bus literally!" he wrote.
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    To be thrown under the bus; A popular term at Boeing and possibly other corporate entities.
    When someone either intentionally or unintentionally says something that makes you look bad or points out a mistake you made in front of your peers. This is similar to being backstabbed, but usually the circumstances are much more minor. This is sometimes used jokingly to tell someone that what they said may have crossed the line, or they were stepping on your toes.
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    Re: Throw me under the bus or TUB

    That's the one I commented on.
    It must be American, I have never heard it.
    Very good expression though, I know exactly what it refers to.

    Didn't mean to "throw you under the bus" earlier by the way; people have different tastes in film for sure. I was just surprised because it seemed like a film that you might have liked!

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