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    Pass the buck

    Hello everyone,

    Would you use "pass the buck" like this : He passed the buck to me or onto me?

    Could you also say " he passed the problem onto me " with the same meaning as "pass the buck" ?

    Many thanks,


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    Re: Pass the buck

    "Pass the buck" means to hand over responsibility (or even blame) for something to someone else. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with a problem.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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