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Pin on

verb phrase

To make an accusation; inculpate; hang on: Police indicated they had little to pin on them
Attribute to someone, especially a wrongdoing or crime. For example, They pinned the murder on the wrong man. This expression uses pin in the sense of “attach.” [ First half of 1900s ]


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