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English definition of “hang sth on sb”

hang sth on sb

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with hang   /hæŋ/ us  
to blame someone for something, especially something they did not do: I wasn't anywhere near the house when the window was broken, so you can't hang that on me!Blaming and accusing
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