be to blame

be to blame

To be the cause of something harmful or unpleasant. I heard that slippery roads were to blame for the accident here this morning.
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be to ˈblame (for something)

be responsible for something bad: If anyone’s to blame, it’s me.Which driver was to blame for the accident?
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THE Coventry City coach driver fingered by Highfield Road boss Gordon Strachan as the man behind the club's amazing run of away form today admitted: "I might be to blame.