Not quite sure how it started or when, but the phrase “to throw someone under the bus” needs to be thrown under the proverbial bus itself.
The phrase, which according to the fine folks at UrbanDictionary.com, means to sacrifice a person and usually for personal gain.
My follow-up question(s) are…What was the original bus? Who was the first person thrown under a bus? and Who was the first thrower?
It’s too bad that not even the Word Detective knows.