I have occasionally heard "blame me/them on it" and thought it was a bit jarring. The more common ways, I think, are "blame me/them for it" and "blame it on me/them."

Some examples:

Alex said in a text message. “He’s probably going to blame me on it, but deep down, he knows he did it.” (source)

I told you he was going to blame me on it. (American TV series House of Cards)

My question is about the register and correctness of this phrase.

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    “Blame it on me” is fine. “Blame me on it” is not really a standard phrase. Are you sure about the accuracy of the quote from “house of cards”? – whiskeychief Sep 9 '19 at 0:53
  • @whiskeychief As much as I am sure "blame it on me" is more common, as mentioned in the question. – Eddie Kal Sep 9 '19 at 0:55
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    Perhaps the author of the dialog is trying to show the character is unable to use standard English? – DrMoishe Pippik Sep 9 '19 at 1:41
  • Agree with @DrMoishePippik. There are some characters that are “southern” and may have a different regional dialect, or this could be intentionally odd-sounding (for stylistic purposes). Note that Google ngrams has absolutely no data for the phrase “blame me on it”. That is not infallible but it suggests directionally that there’s something unusual about it. – whiskeychief Sep 9 '19 at 21:58
  • @whiskeychief I'd have put up a link to a clip, but I can't find that scene in the public domain. It comes out of Frank Underwood, so I think "Southern" is a possibility. – Eddie Kal Sep 9 '19 at 23:11

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