hold the baby
Definition of hold the baby
: to be given all of the blame or responsibility that should be shared with others His friends ran away and he was left holding the baby.
Word by Word Definitions
: to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal
: to have as a privilege or position of responsibility
: to have as a mark of distinction
: confinement, custody
: the interior of a ship below decks
: the cargo deck of a ship
: the cargo compartment of a plane
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