Meaning of “answer for something” in the English Dictionary

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"answer for something" in American English

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answer for something

phrasal verb with answer us /ˈæn·sər/ verb [ I/T ]

to be responsible for having done something bad:

Companies that turn a blind eye to this practice will have a lot to answer for.

(Definition of “answer for something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)