put the blame on

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put the blame on (third-person singular simple present puts the blame on, present participle putting the blame on, simple past and past participle put the blame on)

  1. To blame a particular named person.
    I put the blame on the last president.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often the problem is mentioned before the preposition on.
    I put the blame for the debt on the last president.

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