put the blame on (someone or something)

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.
See also: blame, on, put
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

put the blame on someone or something

 and 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.
See also: blame, on, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

put the blame on

see under lay on, def. 3; put it to, def. 3.
See also: blame, on, put
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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