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[fing-ger-poin-ting] /ˈfɪŋ gərˌpɔɪn tɪŋ/

the imputation of blame or responsibility.


The assessing of blame, guilt, etc: Criticism of the President’s foreign policy has produced a spate of finger-pointing within the Administration (1990s+)


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