the finger of blame

the finger of blame

The strongest blame of having done something wrong. Most often followed by "points at (someone or something)." According to recent polls, the finger of blame is pointing squarely at the president for the recent economic downturn. We must be careful not to place the finger of blame on anyone at this stage, as we don't have any facts or evidence yet.
See also: blame, finger, of
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Inner City Helping Homeless chief Anthony Flynn said: "He is quick to point the finger of blame at the victims while failing to acknowledge his own failures.
I am sure Morton manager Jim Duffy will be gutted by the nature of the opener but he is not the sort of coach to point the finger of blame too much.
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Whether we like it or not, the finger of blame must be pointed fair and square at the parents of obese children, as more often than not they are as obese as their offspring.
He was speaking days after Labour leader Ed Miliband had pointed the finger of blame at the Tories, saying it was Government cuts which forced Birmingham City Council's hands.
I think perhaps once again, it's a case of opposition parties not wanting to be responsible for any service delivery and just live in the shadows of a ruling group so the can just point the finger of blame and pick up their rather large monthly pay packet.
When rugby league fans complain that they are snubbed by the media, they really need to look at their own administrators before they point the finger of blame elsewhere.
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The finger of blame has already been pointed at religious extremists, influencing impressionable young men from the shadows, persuading them that involving themselves in a bitter religious conflict is somehow the right thing to do.
However, the 27-yearold refused to point the finger of blame at referee Chris Pollock for the Scots' latest heartbreaker.
However, the 27-year-old refused to point the finger of blame at referee Chris Pollock for the Scots' latest heartbreaker.
Washington and its allies have pointed the finger of blame at Assad's regime for the alleged attack, the latest atrocity in a conflict that has claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people since March 2011.
A TWEET by Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow pointed "the finger of blame" at Tory peer Lord McAlpine during a media frenzy over allegations of child sex abuse, a judge has heard.
Over the past two years, five Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed -- Tehran has repeatedly pointed the finger of blame at both Israel and the U.S.
The authors point the finger of blame at a larger bureaucratic failure which has manifested itself in many sociological aspects and make the case that elderly abuse and neglect is a symptom of a wider humanitarian breakdown.