Meaning of “finger-pointing” in the English Dictionary

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"finger-pointing" in British English

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finger-pointingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfɪŋ.ɡəˌpɔɪn.tɪŋ/ us /ˈfɪŋ.ɡɚˌpɔɪn.t̬ɪŋ/

a situation in which someone is blamed for something that goes wrong:

There's the usual finger-pointing when mistakes are made.

(Definition of “finger-pointing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"finger-pointing" in American English

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finger-pointingnoun [ C usually sing ]

/ˈfɪŋ·ɡərˌpɔɪn·tɪŋ/

the action of blaming particular people:

The Republicans won, and the finger-pointing among the Democrats began.

(Definition of “finger-pointing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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