Named and blamed

Posted by ESC on October 02, 2005

In Reply to: Named and blamed posted by John Bickett on October 02, 2005

: On a Translation website, there's a request to translate thhe saying, "named and blamed" into Spanish. My first challenge is to understand the context of this saying (I haven't heard it in the U.S.). Does it mean that someone is being targeted and takes the fall, or does it mean that one is found-out and therefore shamed?

I've not heard that either in the U.S. Sounds like it means "fingered" or someone who is a scapegoat or "fall guy."