Trying to put the onus onto someone else for your own decisions is really cowardly and kind of dishonest.
Or perhaps it is simply too convenient a PR tool in attempting to place all of the onus on one side.
This has put the onus on them to find a way to get it approved.
UNO puts such an onus on smoking students that it ultimately seems like a bully, even more than a nanny.
Asked about funding public libraries, Osborne put the onus of responsibility on local councils.
The onus of the recall should be placed largely upon the pupil.
It threw upon the Senate the onus of repairing the defects of the bill.
In any case, the onus probandi rests upon those who believe that these principles are contradictory.
Any tyro in the logics will tell thee that the onus of proving lies with the accuser.
He ought to have thrown the onus of proof on him, instead of acknowledging his identity by that childish exclamation.
1640s, from Latin onus "load, burden," figuratively "tax, expense; trouble, difficulty," from PIE *en-es- "burden" (cf. Sanskrit anah "cart, wagon"). Hence legal Latin onus probandi (1722), literally "burden of proving."