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buck stops here, the

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buck stops here, the

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This is the place where responsibility must be accepted; a decision must be made here •Attributed usually to President Harry S Truman

[1940s+; The buck is the same as in pass the buck]


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buck stops here, the

I'll take full responsibility, as in You needn't call my boss; the buck stops here. This saying gained fame as a sign on the desk of President Harry S. Truman. It alludes to another expression that means the opposite, pass the buck [ Mid-1900s ]
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