Meaning of “pass the buck” in the English Dictionary

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"pass the buck" in British English

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pass the buck

to blame someone or make them responsible for a problem that you should deal with:

She's always trying to pass the buck and I'm sick of it!

(Definition of “pass the buck” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pass the buck" in American English

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pass the buck

to leave a difficult problem for someone else to deal with:

Don't try to pass the buck - this is your responsibility, not mine.

(Definition of “pass the buck” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)