the blame for (something)(redirected from the blame for)
the blame for (something)
The responsibility or guilt for something My partner had been cooking the books for years, but because I was the CEO, I got the blame for our company's collapse. I'm the coach, and I called a bad play, so I deserve the blame for this loss.
*blame for something
the responsibility of having done something wrong or caused something bad to happen. (*Typically: accept ~; bear ~; shoulder ~; take~.) I absolutely refuse to shoulder the blame for the entire fiasco!
blame someone for something
to hold someone responsible for something; to name someone as the cause of something. Please don't blame Jill for it. She blamed herself for everything that went wrong.