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carry the can

UK informal
to take the blame or responsibility for something that is wrong or has not succeeded: As usual, I was left to carry the can.
Translations of “carry the can”
in Chinese (Traditional) 承受指責,承擔責任,揹黑鍋…
in Chinese (Simplified) 承受指责,承担责任,背黑锅…
(Definition of carry the can from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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