But she's had to understand that I won't be her friend's whipping-boy.
It's an old story; the House of Commons must always have its whipping-boy.
He was no longer a mere excrescence on the face of the earth—a poor, puny Pincher who was everybody's whipping-boy.
If the Pasha had a whipping-boy, I fear the poor fellow would have had a severe time of it.
When he went to school ...