lay something at somebody's door

lay (something) at (one's) door

To assign blame or responsibility to one for something. The mayor wasn't directly involved, but the voters are going to lay this scandal at his door. We're short-staffed, so my boss is laying a lot of random stuff at my door.
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lay something at somebody’s door

(formal) blame somebody for something: The failure of the talks cannot be laid at the government’s door.
See also: door, lay, something