on someone's shoulders


: being something that is someone's to deal with
The burden of proof is on his shoulders.
The responsibility for the failure falls on her shoulders.

Examples of on someone's shoulders in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cameron rarely sits still; he's always got his hands on someone's shoulders, always got his hands around someone's neck, always got his hands...somewhere. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 12 Dec. 2022

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“On someone's shoulders.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20someone%27s%20shoulders. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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