point a/the finger at


variants or point fingers at
: to accuse or blame (someone)
He was quick to point a finger at his coworkers.
Let's stop pointing fingers at each other and just solve the problem!

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Putin, in his first comments about the explosion, did not hesitate to point a finger at Ukraine on Sunday. Megan Specia, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Oct. 2022 When an awards show bombs, the first person everyone wants to point a finger at is the host. Judy Berman, Time, 1 Mar. 2021 With the docuseries seeming to point a finger at George Anthony, viewers may come away wondering whether the case could be reopened. Time, 30 Nov. 2022 That would seem to point a finger at cable news outlets that fill air time with debates on particular issues, often pitting people with extreme points of view. David Bauder, BostonGlobe.com, 31 Aug. 2022 Leonard Manley, the outspoken father of Dana Manley Rhoden and one of the first to point a finger at the Wagner family as possible suspects in the early days of the investigation, attended that hearing as well. Chris Graves, Anchorage Daily News, 31 July 2022 Although Spain has refused to point a finger at Morocco, the dates the phones of Sánchez and Robles were hacked last year match up with a diplomatic crisis between the two countries. Joseph Wilson, ajc, 5 May 2022 In the aftermath of the University of Arkansas losing two games to No. 17 North Carolina State, 6-5 and 3-2, there have been some who called at least one of the many sports shows on KABZ, 103.7, The Buzz to point a finger at Dave Van Horn. Wally Hall, Arkansas Online, 16 June 2021 Imbued with the uniquely soulful flavor of the South, Earthgang’s eclectic style and fearless lyrics point a finger at environmental injustice and look social inequality directly in the eye. Daphne Ewing-chow, Forbes, 9 June 2021 See More

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