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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 76. The noun phrase today is the

  • blame game. Okay. Let's take a look at the note. We use this noun phrase \"the blame

  • game\" when there is a situation in which a number of people basically they're

  • blaming each other. They're pointing fingers at's your fault. No it's

  • your fault. No it's your fault. No. It's kind of like that, at each other and

  • blame each other for a failure. Of course something went wrong and nobody wants to

  • take the blame. So we say they play the blame game. Well they just want to point

  • the blame to someone else. Okay. Let's continue. Let's look at some examples

  • here. Number one. We have an a/b part in number one.

  • So we're don't point the finger at me. Yeah. A lot of times we do that. Your

  • fault. Your fault you. Don't point the finger it me. It was Jenny's idea. Yeah.

  • We often will say, it was someone else's idea. Oh I didn't want to do it. I didn't think it

  • was a good idea. They told me to do it. So it was Jenny's idea. I was just following her.

  • Okay. So if you're going to blame someone, blame her. But then about this B part. This might. might

  • be like a supervisor or a boss. He might say I'm not interested in playing the

  • blame game or at least not right now. I'm more interested in finding a solution. So

  • let's not be pointing fingers at each other. Blaming each other. Let's work

  • together and try to solve this problem, or do... sometimes we say do damage control.

  • You know, try to control it or you know, improve it or fix it somehow.

  • Oh let's work together and fix this problem. Okay good,

  • or number two. We might hear at this way. Nobody wants to admit they did

  • anything wrong. Yeah. We hear this a lot. They are all playing the blame game and

  • accusing each other. Yes and anytime, anytime in class if I've ever said this,

  • a lot of people always say politicians do this. They often play the blame game.

  • They always point the finger at each other. They never want to admit

  • that they did anything wrong. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it's clear.

  • Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 76. The noun phrase today is the

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