finger-pointing

noun
fin·​ger-point·​ing | \ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌpȯin-tiŋ \

Definition of finger-pointing 

: the act of making explicit and often unfair accusations of blame

First Known Use of finger-pointing

1914, in the meaning defined above

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finger-pointing

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English Language Learners Definition of finger-pointing

: the act of blaming someone for a problem instead of trying to fix or solve it

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