Definition of have only oneself to blame in US English:

have only oneself to blame

phrase

  • Be solely responsible for something bad that has happened.

    • ‘You have only yourself to blame for this travesty.’
    • ‘If they then enjoy material success but lack cultural ‘respect,’ they have only themselves to blame.’
    • ‘Let citizens have only themselves to blame for major zoning decisions.’
    • ‘If these men are released, the prosecution will have only themselves to blame.’
    • ‘We have only ourselves to blame for letting the politicians give away power, in defiance of our constitutional rights.’
    • ‘The government has only itself to blame for this state of affairs.’
    • ‘It was an unexpected rebuff to the government, but the Blairites have only themselves to blame.’
    • ‘Dublin have only themselves to blame for the score that put a goal between the sides.’
    • ‘If you loose, you have only yourself to blame.’
    • ‘The failure of journalists to ‘see through the facade’ is something for which they have only themselves to blame.’