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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Blame me for slump - Bielsa MARCELO Bielsa has taken the blame for Leeds' recent inconsistent form.
A majority of respondents (57%) said that they have taken the blame for another department or colleague's failure if it was for the benefit of the company.
JONATHAN Woodgate has taken the blame for the Hornets opener in the stinging 2-0 defeat at Watford.
Having taken the blame for a murder her former girlfriend Jasmine committed five years ago when she was a teenager, Debs spent time in jail and was badly beaten up.
13 ( ANI ): Original designer of Google's Gmail, has reportedly taken the blame on himself for the Contacts section in the service being so bad.
PHIL MICKELSON has taken the blame for America's defeat.
JOHN KEAR: (left) Having taken the blame when England coach for the poor showing in the World Cup 2000, he would love another shot at the job.
Which TV quiz presenter has taken the blame for his marriage split?
Three years and six weeks after the 73-year-old's death, no-one has taken the blame for the crash and no-one has been punished.
After this latest news we feel we have had no justice, no one has taken the blame.
He also asserted that Lindsay, who has "battled every day to stay sober", should not have taken the blame upon herself.
"Lynch has taken the blame for the hit in a perverse show of loyalty to this person.
On being asked why he had taken the blame of selling off the nuclear technology to Iran, he said that the US could have placed Pakistan under Security Council sanctions due to faulty policies of Musharraf's regime, so he took the blame on himself to secure the country's nuclear programme.
Falcons' gates are down below 5,000 and owner Dave Thompson has taken the blame.
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