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blame game

The exchange of accusations and blame between two or more parties during a dispute or some undesirable event. After the team lost the match, there was a bit of a blame game going on between the players and the coaches. The government parties prefer to play the blame game during an economic crisis.
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In the meantime, the government plays the blame game.
If councillors stopped playing the blame game and worked together, as they should do, things might progress.
New Delhi: After the blame game, an open war has broken out between Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who complained of "interference" by police officers in the recording of gangrape victim's statement, and Delhi Police which demanded a probe into the "leakage" of her letter to the home minister.
THE leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly has urged Labour to put an end to the blame game and concentrate on "delivery".
He attempts to "describe, dissect and explain the blame game," argues that some forms of blame avoidance are "good," and, finally, offers "some ideas about how to achieve the right balance" between good and bad blame avoidance (p.
Summary: The X Factor press conference turned into a blame game as Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh clashed over the treatment of former contestant Frankie Cocozza.
This article tests these alternative explanations and finds that blame game politics accounts for far more vetoes than incomplete information.
This is in reply to Mr Khalid's letter about the blame game, 'Two can play blame game'.
17 December 2010, SPA -- The deadly crash of a boat full of asylum seekers off an Australian island this week has triggered a blame game, , according to AP.
DOHA AS the blame game between the sponsor and the insurance companies continues denying compensation to the next of the kin of the 12 Nepali workers who died in one of the biggest ship tragedies in the Gulf waters last year, the Nepalese embassy in Qatar is ready to move the Civil Court in Al Sadd next week.
It might even spawn a game show, a variant of Jeopardy I like to call The Blame Game.
The movie, directed by George Hickenlooper (``Mayor of Sunset Strip'') and written by Captain Mauzner (``Wonderland''), captures the energy and cliquishness of Andy Warhol's Factory scene but comes up empty when it tries to play the blame game for Sedgwick's destructiveness.
However, many in Germany are incensed by the blame game that has resulted from A380 production problems and suggestions that all German A380 work will be transferred to France.
But rather than add to the blame game and the vitriol, I want to suggest a fundamental solution to the Foley page scandal: Quit hiring minors as pages
My wife watches it though and she wants to see The Blame Game too.