take the blame


: to admit responsibility for some bad result or outcome
The coach took the blame for the defeat.

Examples of take the blame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Big Apple residents searched for answers as to why the rare natural disaster struck the Northeast, Ice Spice stepped in to jokingly take the blame for shifting the tectonic plates. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 5 Apr. 2024 If the highest preseason expectations in club history crash, the Dodgers will need an easy target to take the blame, and that will be him. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2024 Be a good listener and a helpful associate, but don’t take the blame for someone else’s shortcomings. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2024 But the Memphis players were unwilling to let Jenkins take the blame for their play in a losing effort. Clay Bailey, USA TODAY, 4 Jan. 2024 After two terms in office, Hahn should take the blame, Villanueva said. Rebecca Ellis, Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, seemingly past the point of opting out of the class-action waiver, some users expected to take the blame for the breach still appear confused about what happened. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 4 Jan. 2024 If financial advice turns out to be poor, will creators take the blame, or will the responsibility ultimately lie with the clients who are taking the financial risk? Kunle Fadeyi, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Because while Republicans usually take the blame for shutdowns, for whatever reason, this time around, polling showed voters were predisposed to blame Democrats instead. Nathaniel Rakich, ABC News, 4 Oct. 2023

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“Take the blame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20blame. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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