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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Jack is adamant that no one in the dressing room is pointing the finger of blame though.
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.
What was the tweet about, if it was not pointing the finger of blame at Lord McAlpine?
Activists pointed the finger of blame at government forces.
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.
A DEJECTED Sylvain Distin refused to point the finger of blame at Jan Mucha for the howler which gifted Chelsea the lead in Everton's eventful Carling Cup exit at Goodison.
Intended for anyone with an opinion on US immigration, this work calls for a new approach to a gross imbalance of wealth in which the finger of blame has been pointed at the poorest in question.
If we want to point the finger of blame, then it has to be with all those who voted Tory and Liberal Democrat.
Summary: Dirk Kuyt has pointed the finger of blame for Holland's World Cup final defeat by Spain at English referee Howard Webb.
Earlier, he had pointed the finger of blame at the state governments, saying they had not done enough to increase the production of milk.
As the UK pointed the finger of blame at China for blocking progress at the UN-sponsored summit in Copenhagen, he called for a new international body to take charge of future negotiations.