lay the blame on


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lay the blame (for something) on someone

Fig. to place the blame for something on someone. We could not possibly lay the blame for the accident on you. Don't try to lay the blame on me!
See also: blame, lay, on

lay the blame on somebody/something

also lay the blame at somebody's door
to say that someone or something is responsible The president seemed to lay the blame for the shootings on video games and TV shows.
Related vocabulary: lay something at somebody's door
See also: blame, lay, on