rest (squarely) on (someone's) shoulders

(redirected from rested on her shoulder)

rest (squarely) on (someone's) shoulders

To be or become the sole responsibility of someone. I never intended for the company's well-being to rest on your shoulders, but you're the only one who can take over for me while I'm ill. With my father gone, putting food on the table for the family rests now squarely on my shoulders.
See also: on, rest, shoulder
References in classic literature ?
The other as quickly moved a part of some travelling wrapper from herself, and drew it over her, so that her arm, in keeping it about her, rested on her shoulder.