take the blame (for something)

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take the blame (for something)

To assume or be assigned the responsibility or guilt for something. As manager for this project, I take the blame for its failure. No way—I'm not taking the blame for your stupid prank!
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take the blame (for doing something)

to acknowledge that one is to blame for doing something. Do you really expect for me to take the blame for something I didn't do?
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"I don't think Lindsay needs to take the blame for anything," he insisted.
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