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English definition of “point the finger at someone”

point the finger at someone

to say that someone should be blamed: I just tried to do what was right, and now everyone's pointing the finger at me.
(Definition of point the finger at someone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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