No Matter How You Say It: Responsibility
The word responsible comes from two Latin roots, responsum, which means “an answer, a reply” and spondere, which means “to promise”. Can you see how responsibility is a promised response?
the finger of responsibility
The strongest blame of having done something wrong. Most often followed by “points at (someone or something)”.
Pass the buck
Placing blame or responsibility onto someone else
On somebody’s shoulders
To be responsible for someone
The buck stops here
To take responsibility for something
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