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pin sth on sb

(also hang sth on sb)
phrasal verb with pin uk   us   /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 ​accidenthappened.
(Definition of pin sth on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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