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"carry the can" in British English

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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.
(Definition of carry the can from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “carry the can”
in Chinese (Simplified) 承受指责,承担责任,背黑锅…
in Chinese (Traditional) 承受指責,承擔責任,揹黑鍋…
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