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Being the type to point fingers, this person decides to run a git blame to see who last modified this line of code.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Being someone who blames or accuses. The idiom is visual ..

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Not merely someone who (in one instance) blames, but someone who habitually finds fault. – kajaco Oct 6 '10 at 1:43

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