have a lot to answer for

have a lot to answer for

to have much of the responsibility for a situation The owners forced a strike, but the workers have a lot to answer for, too.
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have a lot to answer for

to be the main cause of a problem or an unpleasant situation People who sell drugs to kids have a lot to answer for.
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