carry the can

carry the can
phrasal
chiefly Britain : to bear alone and in full an often hazardous responsibility

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carry the can (slang)
To take the blame or responsibility
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carry the can
To accept responsibility for a misdemeanour or error
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carry the can british informal phrase
to be the person considered responsible for something
Thesaurus: to be responsible for somethingsynonym
Main entry: carry

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carry the can
Brit informal : to accept blame or responsibility for something that you did not cause

He made the error, but she was left to carry the can.

Taxpayers will carry the can for the renovations.

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carry the can — see can, 2
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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