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hang sth on sb

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with hang   /hæŋ/ us  
to blame someone for something, especially something they did not do: I wasn't anywhere near the house when the window was broken, so you can't hang that on me!
Translations of “hang sth on sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把(尤指某人沒做過的事)怪罪在(某人)頭上…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把(尤指某人没做过的事)怪罪在(某人)头上…
(Definition of hang sth on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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