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 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 Despite moving forward with Scheana, Sandoval wasn’t ready to take full responsibility for his actions and continued to point the finger at his friends when he was later confronted by Brock. Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2024 But the actress has an idea of who to point the finger at regarding the issue. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 5 Mar. 2024 But throughout the trial, Buzbee continued to point the finger at Erickson, who was the first to barrel through the crosswalk. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2024 At the fundraiser Wednesday night, Biden criticized Trump for likening his situation to that of Navalny, whose death in an Arctic penal colony has seen Biden and other Western leaders point the finger at the Kremlin. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 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 21 Jun. 2024.

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