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Bauernopfer  

Bau•ern•op•fer      nt     (fig)   (=Mensch)   fall guy  
(=Sache)  
necessary sacrifice
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"Bauernopfer": examples and translations in context
Herzog Leto dachte, er gewänne Kontrolle über Arrakis, aber er wurde nur für das Bauernopfer gemästet. Duke Leto thought he was gaining control of Arrakis... but he was only being fattened up for sacrifice.
Sie merken nicht, dass man sie als Bauernopfer zur Erreichung eines weiter gefassten politischen Ziels benutzt. They don't realize that they're being used as pawns to obtain a wider political objective.
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