the buck stops here

idiom

Definition of the buck stops here

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.

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“The buck stops here.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20buck%20stops%20here. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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