lay blame on sth

lay blame on sth
lay blame (on sb/sth)
to say that someone or something is responsible for something bad that happened: »

You can't lay blame on the government for all your troubles.

»

When projects go wrong, everyone looks for somewhere to lay the blame.

Main Entry: lay

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • lay blame on sb/sth — lay blame (on sb/sth) ► to say that someone or something is responsible for something bad that happened: »You can t lay blame on the government for all your troubles. »When projects go wrong, everyone looks for somewhere to lay the blame. Main… …   Financial and business terms

  • lay blame — (on sb/sth) ► to say that someone or something is responsible for something bad that happened: »You can t lay blame on the government for all your troubles. »When projects go wrong, everyone looks for somewhere to lay the blame. Main Entry: ↑lay …   Financial and business terms

  • lay blame on sb — lay blame (on sb/sth) ► to say that someone or something is responsible for something bad that happened: »You can t lay blame on the government for all your troubles. »When projects go wrong, everyone looks for somewhere to lay the blame. Main… …   Financial and business terms

  • lay — [leɪ] verb laid PTandPP lay somebody → off phrasal verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to stop employing a worker, usually when there is not enough work for them to do: • The group plans to lay off 10% of its workforce. see also …   Financial and business terms

  • lay — lay1 W2S1 [leı] v the past tense of ↑lie 1 lay 2 lay2 v past tense and past participle laid [leıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(put somebody/something down)¦ 2 lay bricks/carpet/concrete/cables etc 3¦(bird/insect etc)¦ 4¦(table)¦ 5 lay the foundations/ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lay — 1 /leI/ verb the past tense of lie 1 2 verb past tense and past participle laid 1 PUT SB/STH DOWN (transitive always + adv/prep) to put someone or something down carefully into a flat position: lay sth in/on/under etc: Laying my coat carefully on …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lay*/*/*/ — [leɪ] (past tense and past participle laid [leɪd] ) verb [T] I 1) to put someone or something down in a careful way, especially so that they are lying flat Lay the baby on her back.[/ex] He laid his coat across the arm of the chair.[/ex] 2) if a… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • blame — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun VERB + BLAME ▪ get ▪ My brother broke the window, but I got the blame. ▪ accept, bear, shoulder, take ▪ The compan …   Collocations dictionary

  • blame — blame1 W3S2 [bleım] v [T] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: blamer, from Late Latin blasphemare; BLASPHEME] 1.) to say or think that someone or something is responsible for something bad ▪ Don t blame me it s not my fault. ▪ I blame his… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blame — 1 /bleIm/ verb (T) 1 to say or think that someone or something is responsible for something bad: It s not fair to blame me it s not my fault we lost. | blame sb/sth for: Mom blamed herself for Danny s problems. | The report blames poor safety… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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