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Is there any expression for explaining that someone justifies his wrongdoings by mentioning the others'? For example, when someones says that because everyone cheats, I also can cheat.

  • Sometimes one must go with the flow (GWTF), for example, on the Atlanta Beltline. – KannE May 13 at 16:16
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shifting the blame or plain denial. The specific example would be a matter of psychology, the fallacy likely has a fitting name.

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A term that has recently entered the mainstream is "Whataboutism."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whataboutism

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