put the blame on
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put the blame on (someone or something)
To blame someone or something (for something); to attribute or assign cause (for something) to someone or something. Don't put the blame on me for your mistakes! The public seems to be putting the blame for the data breach on the company's lax security measures.
put the blame on someone or somethingand lay the blame on someone or something; place the blame on someone or something
to blame someone or something; to assign a bad outcome to someone or something. Don't put the blame on me. I didn't do it. We'll have to place the blame for the damage on the storm.