Meaning of “pin something on someone/something” in the English Dictionary


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pin something on someone/something

phrasal verb with pin us /pɪn/ verb -nn-

to blame someone for something:

He tried to pin the mess on his brother, but it didn’t work.

If you pin hopes or expectations on something, you want that thing to bring success:

They pinned their hopes on the new technology.

(Definition of “pin something on someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)