He will pull the others under the carpetPosted: June 11, 2015
The speaker was referring to a particularly difficult person at a management meeting. The concept here was to throw others he was sucking into his plan under the bus and try to shift the blame, or pull them under with him . And then management would have to call him on the carpet. This malaphor trifecta is a mash up of “sweep under the carpet” (hide something), “pull someone under” (to cause someone to fail), and “throw (someone) under the bus” (to sacrifice a friend or ally for selfish reasons). A hip, hip, hip, hooray to Yvonne Stam for hearing this one and passing it on.