hold the baby

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Definition of hold the baby

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 28 Sep. 2021.

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