put the blame on


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put the blame on someone or something

 and lay the blame on someone or something; place the blame on someone or something
to blame someone or something; to assign a bad outcome to someone or something. Don't put the blame on me. I didn't do it. We'll have to place the blame for the damage on the storm.
See also: blame, on, put

put the blame on

see under lay on, def. 3; put it to, def. 3.
See also: blame, on, put