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To blame a non-existent entity for all of your actions or failures.
Example 1)

Jim: "Who is Bob going to making a scapegoat for being 5 weeks behind on the project that he's been ignoring?"

Sarah: "No idea but I'm sure he'll hold the devil accountable."

Example 2)

Bill: "Tiger Woods really held the devil accountable yesterday in his apology."

Ted: "I know it's such a shame that a great athlete like Tiger would be afflicted with a condition as terrible as 'sex addiction'"
by im.thatoneguy June 20, 2010
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