pin something on someone


pin something on someone
Syn:
blame for, hold responsible for, attribute to, ascribe to, lay something at someone's door; informal stick on

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  • pin (something) on (someone) — to blame someone for something, especially something they did not do. The police tried to pin the murder on the dead woman s husband …   New idioms dictionary

  • pin something on someone — attach blame to someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pin something on someone — idi Informal. to ascribe the blame or guilt for something to a person …   From formal English to slang

  • pin something on somebody — ˈpin sth on sb derived to make sb be blamed for sth, especially for sth they did not do • No one would admit responsibility. They all tried to pin the blame on someone else. • You can t pin this one on me I wasn t even there! Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pin — [pin] n. [ME pyn < OE pinn, akin to MHG pfinne, a nail, prob. < IE base * bend , projecting point > MIr benn, peak] 1. a peg of wood, metal, etc., used esp. for fastening or holding things together or as a support on which to hang things …   English World dictionary

  • pin — /pin/, n., v., pinned, pinning. n. 1. a small, slender, often pointed piece of wood, metal, etc., used to fasten, support, or attach things. 2. a short, slender piece of wire with a point at one end and a head at the other, for fastening things… …   Universalium

  • pin — pin1 [ pın ] noun count ** 1. ) a small thin piece of metal with a sharp point, used for holding cloth in place while you are sewing 2. ) a piece of jewelry that you wear on your clothes. British brooch a ) a thin pointed piece of metal worn on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pin on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms pin on : present tense I/you/we/they pin on he/she/it pins on present participle pinning on past tense pinned on past participle pinned on 1) pin something on someone to blame someone for something, often when …   English dictionary

  • pin — 1. noun 1) fasten the hem with a pin Syn: tack, safety pin, nail, staple, fastener 2) a broken pin in the machine Syn: bolt, peg, rod, rivet, dowel 3) …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • pin — [[t]pɪn[/t]] n. v. pinned, pin•ning 1) a small, slender, often pointed piece of metal, wood, etc., used as a fastener or support 2) a short, slender piece of wire with a point at one end and a head at the other, for fastening things together 3)… …   From formal English to slang