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finger-pointing

noun [U] uk   /ˈfɪŋ.ɡəˌpɔɪn.tɪŋ/ us    /-ɡɚˌpɔɪn.t̬ɪŋ/
a situation in which someone is blamed for something that goes wrong: There's the usual finger-pointing when mistakes are made.Blaming and accusing
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