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Meaning of “pass the buck” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​difficultproblem for someone ​else to ​deal with: Don't ​try to pass the ​buck - this is ​yourresponsibility, not mine.
(Definition of pass the buck from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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