cast the first stone


cast the first stone
be the first to blame someone

He was the one to cast the first stone and now he is having a major fight with his neighbor.


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  • cast the first stone — {v. phr.}, {literary} To be the first to blame someone, lead accusers against a wrongdoer. * /Jesus said that a person who was without sin could cast the first stone./ * /Although Ben saw the girl cheating, he did not want to cast the first stone …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cast the first stone — {v. phr.}, {literary} To be the first to blame someone, lead accusers against a wrongdoer. * /Jesus said that a person who was without sin could cast the first stone./ * /Although Ben saw the girl cheating, he did not want to cast the first stone …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Cast the First Stone — Infobox Album Name = Cast the First Stone Type = Album Artist = Ensign Released = March, 1999 Recorded = Trax East, S River, New Jersey, USA Genre = Hardcore punk Length = 27:53 Label = Nitro Records Producer = Steve Evetts Reviews = *Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • cast\ the\ first\ stone — v. phr. literary To be the first to blame someone, lead accusers against a wrongdoer. Jesus said that a person who was without sin could cast the first stone. Although Ben saw the girl cheating, he did not want to cast the first stone …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cast the first stone — verb To act self righteously in accusing another person, believing that one is blameless. I knew I couldnt cast the first stone as I knew I had weaknesses. ... (But) as a leader of the government trying to uphold the rule of law I have no choice… …   Wiktionary

  • cast the first stone — cast (or throw) the first stone be the first to make an accusation (used to emphasize that a potential critic is not wholly blameless) Origin: with biblical allusion to John 8:7 …   Useful english dictionary

  • to cast the first stone — Meaning Origin From the Bible. John 8:7. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • first stone — See: CAST THE FIRST STONE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • first stone — See: CAST THE FIRST STONE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • first\ stone — See: cast the first stone …   Словарь американских идиом