lie at (one's) door

(redirected from lie at my door)

lie at (one's) door

To be one's responsibility. Typically said of something negative. I'm the coach, and I called a bad play, so any blame for this loss lies at my door.
See also: door, lie

lie at somebody’s door

(formal) (of the responsibility for a mistake, etc.) belong to somebody: The main problem is the design of the building and the responsibility for that lies clearly at the architect’s door.
See also: door, lie
References in classic literature ?
The falsehood would then lie at my door, and as I am not a gentleman, I may be allowed to lie."
Dowie's impact at Palace can not be overstated but the manager said: 'Whatever happens the players will be blameless.The blame will lie at my door,no one else.
The blame will lie at my door, no-one else," he said.
The blame will lie at my door, no one else,' he said.