the buck stops here

Definition of the buck stops here

  1. —used to say that one accepts a responsibility and will not try to give it to someone else. I'm willing to accept the blame for what happened. The buck stops here/with me.

Word by Word Definitions

buckplay
  1. :  a male animal

    :  a male deer or antelope

    :  a male human being :  man

  1. :  butt

    :  oppose, resist

    :  to throw or dislodge (a rider) by bucking

  1. :  an act or instance of bucking

  1. :  an object formerly used in poker to mark the next player to deal

    :  a token used as a mark or reminder

    :  responsibility

  1. :  of the lowest grade within a military category

  1. :  stark, completely

stopplay stops
  1. :  to close by filling or obstructing

    :  to hinder or prevent the passage of

    :  to get in the way of :  be wounded or killed by

  1. :  cessation, end

    :  a pause or breaking off in speech

    :  a graduated set of organ pipes of similar design and tone quality

  1. :  serving to stop :  designed to stop

hereplay
  1. :  in or at this place

    :  now

    :  in an arbitrary location

  1. : used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or after a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective

    : used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified

  1. :  this place


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