don't blame (one)

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don't blame (one)

Do not place the blame on one; do not deem one responsible (for some wrongdoing, mistake, etc.). Yeah, you can try talking to Tom, but don't blame me if he's cranky—he's been in a bad mood all day. A: "Look, now all these are broken." B: "Don't blame me—I told Jeff to get the ones that don't break."
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don’t blame ˈme

(spoken) used to advise somebody not to do something, when you think they will do it despite your advice: Call her if you like, but don’t blame me if she’s angry.
See also: blame
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I don't condemn her for it, I don't blame her, for the one thing left her is recollection of the past, and all the rest is dust and ashes.
'And why not?' said Katerina Ivanovna with a jeer, 'you are something mighty precious to be so careful of!' But don't blame her, don't blame her, honoured sir, don't blame her!
And I don't blame her for it, no, I don't blame her!
they grieve over men, they weep, but they don't blame them, they don't blame them!
Remember what Adam wanted when he was alone in the Garden of Eden; and if you don't blame it in Adam, don't blame it in me.
"I'll ask you to dine with us quietly some time, but mind, you come at your own risk; don't blame me if you have a very dull evening."
I don't blame YOU, gentlemen -- far from it; I don't blame anybody.
My Nomes are willing to fight, but they simply can't face hen's eggs--and I don't blame them."
"Only don't blame me!" the doctor shouted up after him.
I will take it on myself to say that I don't blame you .
I don't blame him; he'd never be in a bad humor if it weren't for me."
I don't blame you - but it's your doing all the same.
For myself I don't blame her," added Fyne, giving me another view of unsuspected things through the rags and tatters of his damaged solemnity.
"And don't blame me," growled the convict I had recognized.
Don't blame pensioners for Illinois budget problems