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English definition of “shoulder”

shoulder

noun (RESPONSIBILITY)    /ˈʃəʊl.dər/ US  /ˈʃoʊl.dɚ/
sb's shoulders used to refer to the responsibility that someone has or feels for something: A huge burden was lifted from my shoulders (= I became much less worried) when I told my parents about my problem. Responsibility for the dispute rests squarely on the shoulders of the president.Duty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of shoulder noun (RESPONSIBILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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