shift the blame

shift the blame
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • shift the blame — • shift the blame (onto) • shift responsibility (onto) to try to transfer the weight or focus of blame or responsibility, misdirecting it from where it belongs, in order to avoid it (also to put the blame on) (same as to pass the buck) …   Idioms and examples

  • shift the blame — put the blame on someone else …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shift the blame onto — • shift the blame (onto) • shift responsibility (onto) to try to transfer the weight or focus of blame or responsibility, misdirecting it from where it belongs, in order to avoid it (also to put the blame on) (same as to pass the buck) …   Idioms and examples

  • To shift the scene — Shift Shift (sh[i^]ft), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shifted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shifting}.] [OE. shiften, schiften, to divide, change, remove. AS. sciftan to divide; akin to LG. & D. schiften to divide, distinguish, part Icel. skipta to divide, to part,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shift responsibility — • shift the blame (onto) • shift responsibility (onto) to try to transfer the weight or focus of blame or responsibility, misdirecting it from where it belongs, in order to avoid it (also to put the blame on) (same as to pass the buck) …   Idioms and examples

  • shift responsibility onto — • shift the blame (onto) • shift responsibility (onto) to try to transfer the weight or focus of blame or responsibility, misdirecting it from where it belongs, in order to avoid it (also to put the blame on) (same as to pass the buck) …   Idioms and examples

  • blame — vb reprehend, reprobate, condemn, denounce, censure, *criticize Analogous words: *accuse, charge, indict, impeach: impute, attribute, *ascribe: implicate, *involve Contrasted words: exonerate, vindicate, *exculpate, absolve, acquit: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Shift — (sh[i^]ft), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shifted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shifting}.] [OE. shiften, schiften, to divide, change, remove. AS. sciftan to divide; akin to LG. & D. schiften to divide, distinguish, part Icel. skipta to divide, to part, to shift, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shift — [shift] vt. [ME schiften < OE sciftan, to divide, separate < IE * skeib > SHIP] 1. to move or transfer from one person, place, or position to another [to shift the blame] 2. to replace by another or others; change or exchange 3. to… …   English World dictionary

  • shift — [[t]ʃɪ̱ft[/t]] ♦♦♦ shifts, shifting, shifted 1) V ERG If you shift something or if it shifts, it moves slightly. [V n prep/adv] He stopped, shifting his cane to his left hand... [V prep/adv] He shifted from foot to foot... The entire pile shifted …   English dictionary


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