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Word of the Week

(use it in a sentence, leave it in a comment)

don’t shoot the messenger

idiom

don’t blame or punish the person who tells you about something bad (instead of the person who is actually responsible, if there is one)
-“You’re having a barbeque on your terrace tomorrow, right? Y’know, I heard it’s going to rain”
– “Nooo! Shut up! Don’t tell me that, I’ve spent a fortune on steaks!”
– “Hey, don’t shoot the messenger!”

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