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the word "hold" People who are protesting are trying to hold the government accountable for this, pointing the finger at mismanagement or policy problems on the part of the government. What is"hold the government accountable for this"? What does "pointing finger at' mean in this sentence? And what is "on the part of the government"?
Feb 27, 2014 3:18 AM
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Here's a good explanation of the idiom "point the finger at" http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/point+the+finger+at And here's a good link for "on the part of" http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/on+the+part+of After you review the links, you will see that the sentence can be paraphrased as: People who are protesting are trying to hold the government accountable for this, blaming mismanagement or policy problems that the government is accused of causing.
February 27, 2014
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