reproach (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

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reproach (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

To scold, criticize, or express disappointment in or disapproval of someone, oneself, or some group or organization for some action, error, or wrongdoing. It filled me with guilt the way my mother reproached me for failing my exam. The federal court reproached the banks for their part in plunging the economy into recession, but stopped short of actually imposing any punishment or penalty. He reproached himself for saying such foolish things on his date.
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reproach someone for something

to rebuke or censure someone for something. She reproached ferry for gambling away all their money. She reproached herself mercilessly for her failure.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We cannot make these mistakes two years in a row, we have to reproach ourselves for what we are doing wrong, thinking that everything was finished," Goal quoted Suarez as saying.
"We as a club have nothing to reproach ourselves for - whether it be the board, the fans or the players.
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In an exclusive interview with The Chronicle, and stung by criticism of not spending anything in the last week of August, Shepherd told me: "We have nothing to reproach ourselves for.
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Unfinished, unable, distracted - How easily we reproach ourselves for our lives lived badly, How easily us undo.