place the blame for (something) on (someone or something)(redirected from place the blame for something on someone)
place the blame for (something) on (someone or something)
To attribute or assign blame or responsibility for something to someone or something. The public seems to be placing the blame for the data breach on the company's lax security measures. Unsurprisingly, the governor has placed the blame for the failure of her economic initiative on external factors.
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