point the finger at someone

point the finger at someone
point the finger at (someone) to accuse someone of being responsible for something that has happened.

Critics were quick to point the finger at the board of directors when the theatre started losing money.


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  • point the finger (at someone) — point the/a/finger (at someone) phrase to accuse someone or suggest that they are guilty of something bad When criticized, he was quick to point the finger at his co workers. Thesaurus: to criticize, accuse or blamesynonym words used to describe… …   Useful english dictionary

  • point the finger at — (someone) to accuse someone of being responsible for something that has happened. Critics were quick to point the finger at the board of directors when the theatre started losing money …   New idioms dictionary

  • point the finger — When you point the finger at someone, you are accusing and blaming them for something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • point a finger (at someone) — point the/a/finger (at someone) phrase to accuse someone or suggest that they are guilty of something bad When criticized, he was quick to point the finger at his co workers. Thesaurus: to criticize, accuse or blamesynonym words used to describe… …   Useful english dictionary

  • point the finger — verb to accuse; to direct or imply blame That is a serious accusation, so make sure you have plenty of evidence before you point the finger at someone …   Wiktionary

  • point the finger at sb — ► to accuse someone of being responsible for something bad that has happened: »The reports are understood not to point the finger at the group s finance director. Main Entry: ↑point …   Financial and business terms

  • point the finger — openly accuse someone or apportion blame. → point …   English new terms dictionary

  • point the finger — openly accuse someone or apportion blame …   Useful english dictionary

  • finger — [[t]fɪ̱ŋgə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ fingers, fingering, fingered 1) N COUNT Your fingers are the four long thin parts at the end of each hand. → See also light fingered She suddenly held up a small, bony finger and pointed across the room... She ran her… …   English dictionary

  • point — [[t]pɔ͟ɪnt[/t]] ♦ points, pointing, pointed 1) N COUNT You use point to refer to something that someone has said or written. We disagree with every point Mr Blunkett makes... Dave Hill s article makes the right point about the Taylor Report...… …   English dictionary

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