What is the meaning of the phrase throw him under the bus?

When someone “throws another person under the bus” it means to sacrifice a person by allowing that person to get into some form of trouble or bad situation so that another person can gain personally or because they just want that other person to suffer.

Example of “throw him under the bus” in a sentence

An example of how the expression is used will help you understand it’s usage.

"Joe and Nate were caught by the police doing drugs.  
Joe decided to throw Nate under the bus by telling the 
police that Nate is also a drug dealer."

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