on someone's shoulders

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Definition of 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.

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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 28 Jun. 2022.

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