I doubt the kids are responsible for what happened.

What idiom/expression can I use to replace the responsible for what happened part? Something that isn't as straight forward as the example.

  • What @medica said. Just what do you want to communicate? Depending on the context (e.g., if there is a fault), other expressions to use here might be I doubt that the kids are to blame and I doubt that it is their fault.
    – Drew
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 4:56
  • 2
    'I can't see the kids being involved.' Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 8:28
  • The kids didn't do it.
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 11:08
  • youtube.com/watch?v=afam2nIae4o
    – Fattie
    Commented Sep 10, 2014 at 11:48

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It depends on the context; guilty can convey the idea if something bad or illegal has been done.

  • Responsible for a reprehensible act; culpable.

Source: www.thefreedictionary.com

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