at one's door
phrasal as a charge against one as being responsible <
laid the blame at our door
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • at one's door — or[at one s doorstep] {adv. phr.} 1. Very close; very near where you live or work. * /Johnny is very lucky because there s a swimming pool right at his doorstep./ * /Mr. Green can get to work in only a few minutes because the subway is at his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at one's door — or[at one s doorstep] {adv. phr.} 1. Very close; very near where you live or work. * /Johnny is very lucky because there s a swimming pool right at his doorstep./ * /Mr. Green can get to work in only a few minutes because the subway is at his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To lay a fault misfortune etc at one's door — Door Door, n. [OE. dore, dure, AS. duru; akin to OS. dura, dor, D. deur, OHG. turi, door, tor gate, G. th[ u]r, thor, Icel. dyrr, Dan. d[ o]r, Sw. d[ o]rr, Goth. daur, Lith. durys, Russ. dvere, Olr. dorus, L. fores, Gr. ?; cf. Skr. dur, dv[=a]ra …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To lie at one's door — Door Door, n. [OE. dore, dure, AS. duru; akin to OS. dura, dor, D. deur, OHG. turi, door, tor gate, G. th[ u]r, thor, Icel. dyrr, Dan. d[ o]r, Sw. d[ o]rr, Goth. daur, Lith. durys, Russ. dvere, Olr. dorus, L. fores, Gr. ?; cf. Skr. dur, dv[=a]ra …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lay the fault at one's door — See: LAY THE BLAME AT ONE S DOOR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay the fault at one's door — See: LAY THE BLAME AT ONE S DOOR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay the blame at one's door — {v. phr.} To say that another person or group is responsible for one s own failure. * /The angry coach laid the blame at the door of the players when our college lost the basketball game./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay the blame at one's door — {v. phr.} To say that another person or group is responsible for one s own failure. * /The angry coach laid the blame at the door of the players when our college lost the basketball game./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay at one's door — {v. phr.}, {literary} To blame (something) on a person. * /The failure of the plan was laid at his door./ Compare: LAY TO(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay at one's door — {v. phr.}, {literary} To blame (something) on a person. * /The failure of the plan was laid at his door./ Compare: LAY TO(1) …   Dictionary of American idioms

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