Meaning of “put sth down to sth” - Learner’s Dictionary

put sth down to sth

UK phrasal verb with put uk us /pʊt/ verb [ T ] (present participle putting, past tense and past participle put)

to think that a problem or situation is caused by a particular thing

(Definition of “put sth down to sth” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)