A scapegoat, as in this ministry, was always the whipping boy when things were not going well. This expression alludes to the previous practice of whipping a boy instead of a prince who should be punished. [Early 1900s] Poor Squinty ran and tried to hide under the straw, because he knew the boy was talking about him. Interviews in Serial (including Adnan`s) confirm that Jay was known as a bad boy at Woodlawn High School. Several times after that, the boy and his sisters came to look in the pigsty. A sepia photo shows him as a young boy, head in his hands, with a large book open at a bar table. A four-year-old boy was moved by passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog coming out of a pond. The former governor of Virginia was once the GOP`s golden boy. You see, I had always thought of him as the boy that great-aunt Lucia had seen. It`s Bey and Nicki in their most lyrical masochistic form, and my boy, it`s a treat. In the `90s, this kept gay men out of leadership roles in the Boy Scouts of America. An expression of passion came to the face of the observant boy, and again he fingered his revolver.
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