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Vocabulary: Reproach and blame
Criticising ... Defending yourself from criticism... Trying not to judge (too much...), you still have to give your opinion, even give advice sometimes, because you're often asked for it.
This lesson should give you the vocabulary and the expressions which are necessary to understand a conversation about the topic and participate in it easily...
|To reproach sb with something||To criticise sb for something|
|To blame someone for something||To take the blame|
|To lay the blame on someone||Don't blame me if...|
|To shift the blame on|
|To condemn someone for something||To find fault with someone|
|To denounce someone||To accuse someone of something|
|To scold sb for something||To lecture someone|
|To take sb to task||To give a rap on the knuckles|
|To show contempt||To despise/ to scorn|
To denigrate someone =>
To run sb down =>
|=> To pour scorn on someone|
What's defamation? Difference between "libel" and "slander"?
|A reproach||A reprimand|
To tick off
To tell sb off
|To libel sb||To slander|
To scold a child
A FEW IDIOMS and SAYINGS:
- A blame game
- Bad workers always blame their tools...
- To put the finger of blame on someone
- To be beyond reproach/ above reproach
- You should never have done such a thing!
- He was wrong to do that!
- I am entirely to blame for it!
- I'm not to blame!
- I shall not hold this against you!
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