Definition of on someone's shoulders
- The burden of proof is on his shoulders.
- The responsibility for the failure falls on her shoulders.
: some person : somebody
: the laterally projecting part of the human body formed of the bones and joints with their covering tissue by which the arm is connected with the trunk
: the region of the body of nonhuman vertebrates that corresponds to the shoulder but is less projecting
: the two shoulders and the upper part of the back
: to push or thrust with or as if with the shoulder : jostle
: to place or bear on the shoulder
: to assume the burden or responsibility of
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