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hold (someone) responsible (for someone)

To deem someone accountable for something; to blame someone for something. I don't care if Vince is trying to blame this blunder on his staff—I hold him responsible. Who do we hold responsible for this blunder?
See also: hold, responsible

responsible party

The person, group, organization, country, etc., that is liable for something, the source of something, or the authority over someone or something. If you take a piece of equipment out of the office, you are the responsible party should something happen to it. The investigation identified several banks as responsible parties in the start of the financial crisis. It is the responsible party's duty to be aware of and understand the benefits and limitations of the insurance policy before making a claim.
See also: party, responsible
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hold someone accountable (for something)

 and hold someone responsible (for something)
to consider someone responsible for something; to blame something on someone. I hold you accountable for John's well-being. I must hold you responsible for the missing money.
See also: accountable, hold

hold someone responsible

(for something) Go to hold someone accountable (for something).
See also: hold, responsible

responsible party

the person or organization responsible or liable for something. I intend to find the responsible party and get some answers to my questions. Mary sued the responsible party in the car crash.
See also: party, responsible
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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