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Fall on your sword


Sacrifice for a ‘higher purpose’. Purposefully offer oneself to protect another. Protect someone else with an act of sacrifice. It’s a phrase of devotion, one doesn’t really die.

“The president’s advisor fell on his sword rather than confess what had been done by the administration.”

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