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English definition of “pin sth on sb”

pin sth on sb

(also hang sth on sb) phrasal verb with pin     /pɪn/ verb (-nn-)
to blame someone for something, especially for something they did not do: You can't pin the blame on her - she wasn't even there when the accident happened .Blaming and accusing
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