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hold (someone) accountable (for someone)

To deem someone responsible for something. I don't care if Vince is trying to blame this blunder on his staff—I hold him accountable. Who do we hold accountable for this blunder?
See also: accountable, hold
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hold someone accountable (for something)

 and hold someone responsible (for something)
to consider someone responsible for something; to blame something on someone. I hold you accountable for John's well-being. I must hold you responsible for the missing money.
See also: accountable, hold
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Pakistani government knows that "that's our review and this administration has already made significant efforts to hold them accountable and we hope that they'll achieve the goal that we have out for them", said the secretary of state.
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