Idioms about blame
Origin of blame
synonym study for blame
usage note for blame
OTHER WORDS FROM blameblamer, nouno·ver·blame, verb (used with object), o·ver·blamed, o·ver·blam·ing.self-blame, nounun·blam·ing, adjective
How to use blame in a sentence
He didn’t get the defenses wrong or mix up formations or blame players for mistakes that weren’t their fault.Inside Aqib Talib’s ‘raw’ but ‘real’ NFL announcing debut|Les Carpenter|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
His cut of the film emphasized love, with John Lodge’s Irish police inspector assuming blame for a shooting that allows Loder’s English captain and Antoinette Cellier’s Maureen to have a future together.The Banned Irish Revolution Film Starring a Real Soldier|Fiona Zublin|November 16, 2020|Ozy
Coaches get an outsized amount of credit and blame for outcomes most of the time, and at the Power Five level, it’s something they’re well-compensated for.College football winners and losers for Week 10: Florida is fun again and Georgia is done|Patrick Stevens|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Money watchAs defeats in key Senate races mounted this week, Democrats cast around for blame and began to ask whether something they'd considered to be a strength turned out to be a waste of time.The Trailer: Partisan realities clash, again, this time on the vote count|David Weigel|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
When it comes to the markets or economy, Presidents get far too much blame when things go poorly and far too much credit when things go well.
Now, she says, her coworkers are actively pranking each other and blaming it on the ghost.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Lily Allen explained away the poor sales and ho-hum critical reception to Sheezus by…basically blaming other people.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Question their actions or motives and you are “victim shaming” and “victim blaming.”What the U-VA Rape Case Tells Us About a Victim Culture Gone Mad|Lizzie Crocker|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, as noted with victim blaming, this undermines men as thinking, rational, conscious beings.
Mary Williams filed an appeal to the IRS in tax court last year, blaming her “controlling, abusive” husband for the problem.
No more, mother; it's a bad business, and I can hardly avoid blaming myself in the matter; I don't want to dwell upon it.Ruth|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
His message was still undelivered; and in vain he sought to content himself by blaming the world for this.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
She was furious at the squire and Witham for blaming us, and thankful enough when Jack got us out of it.The Rival Campers Afloat|Ruel Perley Smith
But you cant help how your hair grows, so Im not blaming Maitland, and it was better gone.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
What he lived by was the breath of ambition; he dreamed of revenge while blaming himself for yielding to so shallow a feeling.Z. Marcas|Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for blame
Derived forms of blameblamable or blameable, adjectiveblamably or blameably, adverb
Word Origin for blame
Other Idioms and Phrases with blame
see lay (the blame) on; to blame.