point a finger (at someone)

point a finger (at someone)
point the/a/finger (at someone) phrase
to accuse someone or suggest that they are guilty of something bad

When criticized, he was quick to point the finger at his co-workers.

Thesaurus: to criticize, accuse or blamesynonym words used to describe criticismhyponym
Main entry: point

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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