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    take the blame for???

    What does it mean?

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    Re: take the blame for???

    I'm not a teacher but "take the blame for" means "accept responsibility for".

    "It was my fault the cat died. I take the blame for killing the cat."

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    Re: take the blame for???

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    I'm not a teacher but "take the blame for" means "accept responsibility for".

    "It was my fault the cat died. I take the blame for killing the cat."
    An idiom that means roughly* the same is (maybe only in Br English, and quite informal) 'carry the can': 'I don't care whose fault it is, but I've lost money and someone has to carry the can'.

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    *But this idiom implies that possibly the person who 'carries the can' isn't really guilty.

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    Re: take the blame for???

    if there was a crime, must be a guilty too, ?
    people aren't accept the fault,
    and we are not take the blame for all creams

    we are guiltless

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    Re: take the blame for???

    hey, im new here, but what means "newbie"?

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    Re: take the blame for???

    Quote Originally Posted by gentlos View Post
    hey, I'm new here, but what means "newbie"?
    A new person here.

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    Re: take the blame for???

    Quote Originally Posted by gentlos View Post
    hey, im new here, but what means "newbie"?
    As Anglika says, it's a new person. Quite a few new nouns are created by adding '-ie' to an adjective (e.g. 'sickie' - =day off 'sick'), and when the root word ends in a vowel sound (new -> newbie, free -> freebie) a /b/ gets added (to avoid a tricky diphthong).

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