To lie at the door of

to be imputable to; as, the sin, blame, etc., lies at your door.

See also: Lie

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Quite heedlessly they allowed thistouch-paper to lie at the door of their war magazine for any spark to fire.
However, she said the blame had to lie at the door of local managers rather than the Government.
A large part of the blame appears to lie at the door of cat owners, the poll by the magazine Gardening Which?