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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)

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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)
Translations of “finger-pointing”
in Chinese (Simplified) (对某人的)指摘,责难…
in Chinese (Traditional) (對某人的)指責,責難…
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