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to blame

Responsible for or the cause of (something); deserving of blame or reprisal (for something). I heard that slippery roads were to blame for the accident here this morning. We know you are to blame for the disappearing office supplies, Jake.
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to blame

1. Deserving censure or disapproval; at fault: an investigation to determine who was to blame for the leak.
2. Being the cause or source of something: A freak storm was to blame for the power outage.
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Republicans More Likely to Blame Bush Than Democrats to Blame Obama
You may be tempted like the guy in the lift to blame, but blaming only reveals your weakness as a leader.
The father's own drug use may undermine his standing to blame his son, and yet this need not affect the son's underlying blameworthiness.
Because the Tory-Lib Dem Government's war on pay and pensions is to blame for today's action.
But we are all to blame for allowing our politicians to encourage intensive farming at the expense of wildlife and sustainability.
People can blame whoever they want to blame and look for a scapegoat: look to point the blame at the chairman not spending enough money, at Moxey who keeps the purse strings tight.
I don't know who to blame and am waiting for that unsolicited claim call.
But public servants are front and centre in the delivery of the second approach to blame avoidance: agency strategies.
Red Kites live off dead animals although other raptors such as buzzards and goshawKs may be partly to blame.
We blamed until we ran out of things to blame each other for -- and there was nothing left to talk about.
He never complained then, it is only when his party is cutting back and his job might be in jeopardy that he finds his voice to blame Labour for the cuts his party is imposing on us.
WOY'S WOE: Fans feel Hodgson is to blame for their poor show
Husbands, one of the worst things a "man" can do is to criticize and to blame his wife for things that upset him and aren't going right in his life.
Sher's counterargument considers different cases of people who act in cruel or hurtful ways and whom our moral intuitions would cause us to blame, despite the fact that we would not deem them cruel or hurtful people.
Kaman has made many glaring mistakes, so he is a favorite to blame.