The buck stops here
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the buck stops here
The ultimate responsibility is mine. A set phrase used when the speaker intends to resolve a situation mired in indecision or inaction. This strike can't go on any longer, so the buck stops here—I will personally meet with the head of the union today.
The buck stops here.
something that you say in order to tell someone that you will take responsibility for a situation or problem We carry out all the safety tests in this department, so the buck stops here.See pass the buck
the buck stops hereInformal
The ultimate responsibility rests here.