point a/the finger at

idiom

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!

Examples of point a/the finger at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deputy Public Defender Charles Snyder indicated at the hearing that the defense will point a finger at the law firm’s CFO, Christopher Kamon. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2024 Both sides point the finger at politics Democrats hammered their Republican peers’ reversal as a show of hypocrisy. Riley Beggin, USA TODAY, 23 May 2024 Mejia’s only way out of spending the rest of his life in prison, Martinez alleged, was to point the finger at him. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2024 At the same time, Netanyahu and his allies point the finger at the United States, claiming that the Biden administration has restricted Israel’s capacity to trounce Hamas. Shalom Lipner, Foreign Affairs, 11 June 2024 The defense had tried to point the finger at Daybell's older brother, Alex Cox, who died in 2019, during the trial. Brie Stimson, Fox News, 1 June 2024 The Tesla boss, however, seemed to point the finger at his competitors as secretly being behind this weekend’s protests. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune Europe, 13 May 2024 And that decision, Troiano says, likely led the defense to point the finger at Claire for the murder. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 30 Mar. 2024 In his opening, Bowles relied heavily on the conclusions of a workplace safety investigation, which faulted the production for numerous safety violations, and did not point the finger at Gutierrez Reed. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 22 Feb. 2024

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“Point a/the finger at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20a%2Fthe%20finger%20at. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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