lay (something) at the feet of (someone)

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lay (something) at the feet of (someone)

To make or hold someone, especially a group of people, responsible for something. With every other department losing money each year, the managers have laid the company's success at the feet of our team. Even though there is a wide range of factors to consider, voters are quick to lay any economic woes at the feet of elected officials.
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References in classic literature ?
And now came the Crusader home, bronzed and battle-scarred, but bringing a great and splendid fame to lay at the feet of his bride.