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**** rolls downhill

Posted by Barney on May 09, 2004

In Reply to: **** rolls downhill posted by Liam Roche on May 08, 2004

: : What is the meaning of "**** rolls downhill"?
: : and when people say like this?

: It means when something goes wrong the blame goes down to subordinates

The well off in medieval cities also tended to have their houses on high ground for the very same reason.