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blame for (something)

To foist or assign responsibility or guilt for something on someone else (who can be mentioned between "blame" and "for"). My partner had been cooking the books for years, but because I was the CEO, I was blamed for our company's collapse. Don't blame me for your unhappiness—I told you not to take that job!
See also: blame

blame on (someone)

To foist or assign responsibility or guilt for something on someone else. A noun can be used between "blame" and "on." My partner had been cooking the books for years, but because I was the CEO, our company's collapse was blamed on me. Don't blame your unhappiness on me—I told you not to take that job!
See also: blame, on
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Nearly 17 percent of those surveyed blamed both the parties for the standoff, Politico reports.
The economy - Osborne last year blamed the royal wedding, this was on the news and in the press, then for later bad figures, he blamed the snow, all these excuses have been well documented.
When we were together, he blamed me for every argument.
They end up get blamed for everything that happens around here.
As such, those who are blamed will make every attempt to repudiate responsibility or competency.
When outraged Lebanese blamed Syria, Damascus tried the old trick that had always worked before.
THE girlfriend of the Swiss referee blamed for England's Euro 2004 exit said yesterday: "Don't blame him, blame Becks.
Nietzsche writes of those disciples who quickly blamed the Jews, especially the Pharisees, and the ruling classes within Judaism.
A total of 39pc blamed the Government, 24pc blamed councils and 6pc felt no-one was to blame, while 10pc pointed to other factors and 21pc did not know.
Woman blamed lung cancer on years of smoking Phillip Morris cigarettes.
Our profession is being blamed because of Congress's own failure to provide the resources to the SEC to review the reports public companies submitted.
I encourage fellow CEOs to read about that region, to understand why they and their companies are often blamed for creating poverty and for degrading Muslim culture, and to consider whether they are part of the problem, part of the solution, or both.
Although child laborers also endure hardships in other poor countries, Iraq is unique in that the problem is blamed squarely on another country--the United States.