Definition of lay something at someone's door in English:

lay something at someone's door

phrase

  • Regard someone as responsible for something.

    ‘the failure is laid at the door of the government’
    • ‘The report laid the blame at his door for ‘errors, omissions, failures and shortcomings which are deeply shocking’.’
    • ‘And since he has accepted full responsibility for the way the issue was presented, we are justified in laying the blame at his door.’
    • ‘The union has been quick to lay the blame at his door.’
    • ‘Our national broadcaster, the other day, sought to lay the blame at his door.’
    • ‘Sensing that she really could ‘fly,‘he gave her a chance to contend for the gold, fully aware that should she fail all the blame would be laid at his door.’
    • ‘I do not lay the blame solely at his door for the recent disappointments that have beset English football.’
    • ‘Whatever accusations have been laid at his door, deception has not been one of them.’
    • ‘Not all the blame for the sell-off in bonds and the resultant yield rises can be laid at his door.’
    • ‘‘This single issue will be laid at their door at the next election,’ he said.’
    • ‘For him to lay the blame at the media's door is a nonsense.’
    blame something on, lay the blame for something on, attribute something to, impute something to, ascribe something to