on someone's shoulders

Definition of on someone's shoulders

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

shoulderplay shoulders
  1. :  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

  1. :  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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