take the blame (for something)(redirected from taken the blame for)
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!
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?