lay the blame for (something) at someone's door

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lay the blame for (something) at someone's door

:to blame someone for (something)
  • They laid the blame for the book's failure at my door.

Word by Word Definitions

blame play
  1. : to find fault with : censure

  2. : to hold responsible

  3. : to place responsibility for

  1. : an expression of disapproval or reproach : censure

  2. : a state of being blameworthy : culpability

  3. : fault, sin

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

door play
  1. : a usually swinging or sliding barrier by which an entry is closed and opened

  2. : doorway

  3. : a means of access or participation : opportunity


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