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hang something on

Definition of hang something on in English:

informal Attach the blame for something to (someone).
Example sentences
  • What he refused to do was hang the blame on any one individual.
  • But this conspiracy mongering didn't stick - there were no easy targets to hang the blame on this time.
  • I think his Party's treatment of him was despicable and if the leader of the party intends to hang the defeat on him that will be more despicable.
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