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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?
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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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