lay the blame/responsibility on

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Definition of lay the blame/responsibility on

: to blame (someone for something) The author lays the blame/responsibility for the state of the environment squarely on the government.

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“Lay the blame/responsibility on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lay%20the%20blame%2Fresponsibility%20on. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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