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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)

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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)
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