Definition of Shoot the messenger

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To blame a problem on whoever reported it; to hold somebody accountable a problem because he/she brought attention to it. ¹



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoot The Messenger

shoot first and ask questions later
shoot for
shoot for the stars
shoot from the hip
shoot me
shoot off
shoot off at the mouth
shoot one's bolt
shoot one's mouth off
shoot oneself in the foot
shoot out
shoot the boots
shoot the breeze
shoot the bull
shoot the messenger (current term)
shoot the moon
shoot through
shoot through like a Bondi tram
shoot up
shootable
shootaround
shootarounds
shootdown
shootdowns
shooted
shooter
shooters
shooteth

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