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Slang definitions & phrases for pin on

pin on

verb phrase

To make an accusation; inculpate; hang on: Police indicated they had little to pin on them

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with pin on

pin on

Attribute to someone, especially a wrongdoing or crime. For example, They pinned the murder on the wrong man. This expression uses pin in the sense of “attach.” [ First half of 1900s ]
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