point an accusing finger at

idiom

: to put the blame on
The governor pointed an accusing finger at the legislature for failing to approve her budget.

Examples of point an accusing finger at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Asked to comment on the USC study, which was published this month in JAMA Health Forum, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the drug industry’s main lobbying group, was happy to point an accusing finger at pharmacy benefit managers. Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2021

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