lie at (one's) door

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lie at (one's) door

To be one's responsibility. Typically said of something negative. I'm the coach, and I called a bad play, so any blame for this loss lies at my door.
See also: door, lie
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But Maloney has pointed the finger at trainer Terry Edwards, who has been involved in British amateur boxing for 22 years, insisting the responsibility lies at his door.
No doubt Poll will have assessed his display and determined that no fault lies at his door, that his assistants let him down and that nothing can detract from his masterful match.
After the plea was accepted, defence counsel Mark Stewart told Judge Lord Abernethy: "Mr Thompson is aware responsibility for her death lies at his door.
If there's any shame, it lies at his door for doing the dirty on you, and any fair-minded person will see that.