hold the baby

idiom

British, informal
: 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.

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“Hold the baby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hold%20the%20baby. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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