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to blame

1. Deserving censure or disapproval; at fault: an investigation to determine who was to blame for the leak.
2. Being the cause or source of something: A freak storm was to blame for the power outage.
See also: blame
References in classic literature ?
The worst of it is, look at it which way one will, it still turns out that I was always the most to blame in everything.
You don't wish to apologize, but, man, it's not only to him but to the whole regiment- all of us- you're to blame all round.
Well, never mind, it's true I'm to blame, to blame all round.
It's that idiotic smile that's to blame for it all," thought Stepan Arkadyevitch.
If, regardless of that counsel, you choose to make a beast of yourself now, and over-eat and over-drink yourself till you turn the good victuals into poison, who is to blame if, hereafter, while you are suffering the torments of yesterday's gluttony and drunkenness, you see more temperate men sitting down to enjoy themselves at that splendid entertainment which you are unable to taste?
I'm no telltale, Anne Shirley, and anyhow I was just as much to blame as you.
Because the Tory-Lib Dem Government's war on pay and pensions is to blame for today's action.
But we are all to blame for allowing our politicians to encourage intensive farming at the expense of wildlife and sustainability.
People can blame whoever they want to blame and look for a scapegoat: look to point the blame at the chairman not spending enough money, at Moxey who keeps the purse strings tight.
But refusing to blame is the uncommon and uncommonly courageous choice.
I don't know who to blame and am waiting for that unsolicited claim call.
Republicans, in short, are significantly more willing to blame their most recent Republican president than are Democrats willing to blame Obama.
But public servants are front and centre in the delivery of the second approach to blame avoidance: agency strategies.
We blamed until we ran out of things to blame each other for -- and there was nothing left to talk about.
He never complained then, it is only when his party is cutting back and his job might be in jeopardy that he finds his voice to blame Labour for the cuts his party is imposing on us.