blame (something) on (someone or something)

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blame (something) on (someone or something)

To foist or assign responsibility or guilt for something on someone or something. 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! The athlete blamed his poor performance during the game on faulty equipment.
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blame something on someone

to say that something is someone's fault; to place the guilt for something on someone. Don't blame it on me. I blamed it all on someone else.
See also: blame, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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