blame game

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blame game accusations exchanged among people who refuse to accept sole responsibility for some undesirable event
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Usage

In literature:

It was so big that I didn't blame Scudder for keeping me out of the game and wanting to play a lone hand.
"The Thirty-nine Steps" by John Buchan
Without blaming her mother, she was half-ashamed of manoeuvres the object of which was, undoubtedly, some personal game.
"The Marriage Contract" by Honore de Balzac
Knowing what we know, I cannot blame them; but the game was not fairly played.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
As the dogs have no moral appreciation of the Game Laws, save as manifested in gamekeepers, no one can blame them.
"The English Gipsies and Their Language" by Charles G. Leland
Whoever be to blame for it, it is true that politics is in the game.
"The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II" by Burton J. Hendrick
But this game o' yours blamed near made me forget an appointment o' mine!
"Never-Fail Blake" by Arthur Stringer
If Yudhishthir, fond of gambling, played a heedless, reckless game, Lost his empire and his freedom, was it then Duryodhan's blame?
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
Na, na, it's no the Waal that's to blame for the poaching and delinquencies on the game.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
Nor could they be blamed for being privately confident that they would win the game.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
I don't blame you for being frightened, as you haven't one chance in a hundred to take that game.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
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In poetry:

No Pieces we in any Fateful Game,
Nor free to shift on Destiny the blame;
Each Soul doth tend its own immortal flame,
Fans it to Heaven, or smothers it in shame.
"Life's Chequer-Board" by John Oxenham
It's easy now fer folks to talk
who might have done the same.
We meant no 'arm to anyone,
An' 'Arry knew 'is game.
'Twas like a flash, the skid -- the crash.
An' we was not to blame.
"The Joy Ride" by C J Dennis
So whenever he and his mother came
To brave old Gamelyn Hall,
'Twas nothing there but sport and game,
And holiday folks all:
The servants never were to blame,
Though they let the physic fall.
"Robin Hood, A Child." by James Henry Leigh Hunt
"I sees me finish!… War? Why, this ain't war!
It's ferritin'! An' I'm the bloomin' game.
Me skin alone is worth the 'untin' for -
That tart's to blame!
Before we're done, I've got a silly scare,
Some trappin' Turk will catch me in snare.
"Rabbits" by C J Dennis
You blokes unmarrid ain't got no idear
Uv 'ow successful 'usbands works their 'eads.
It's like a feller strugglin' to keep clear
A thousand threads.
Once let 'em tangle, an' you take the blame.
You're up to putty; an' yeh've lost the game.
"The Also-Ran" by C J Dennis

In news:

KALAMAZOO — If it wasn't for the flu, perhaps Buffalo's offense could have been blamed for Steve Hawkins' dizzy spell at the end of Tuesday night's game.
Blaming ' emotion of the game,' Cowboys' Jerry Jones confirms confrontation with Jay Ratliff.
The 'Blame Game' pumps people up emotionally .
Receiver Andre Debose has made little impact on the field through Florida's first four games, and Florida coach Will Muschamp said he and offensive coordinator Brent Pease deserve some of the blame.
Jed Jacobsohn/Getty ImagesAlicia Sacramone blamed herself for the Americans' second-place finish at the 2008 Beijing Games and says she is eager to earn another shot at Olympic gold.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister : 'Blame Game Is Counterproductive'.
It's never fair to blame a game of 142 scrimmage plays on one player, but this game will be remembered as the one Franklin handed to the Gators .
The Tony Romo interception blame game has become part of the Cowboys postgame analysis.
If some of your co-workers are a little bleary-eyed or are even out sick today, you can probably blame it on a new video game release.
Kinsey 's television credits include, "All of Us," "Run of the House," "King of the Hill," "Mad TV," "Fire Me Please," "Spy TV," "Step by Step" and "The Blame Game".
Blame Movies & Video Games.
Coal magnate Bob Murray is no stranger to the blame game.
With the offense in disarray, the Jets are insisting they won’t fall into the blame game that caused such problems in the locker room and on the field last season.
The blame game has already started in Miami and surprise, surprise, Erik Spoelstra has emerged as the clear target.
Beachside blame game (Press-Register Sound Off).
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