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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

fall (squarely) on (someone's) shoulders

To be or become the sole responsibility of someone. I never intended for the company's well-being to fall 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 now falls squarely on my shoulders.
See also: fall, on, shoulder
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And Lerumie, the foot with which he had kicked not yet returned to the deck as again he was in mid-action of stooping to pick up the tomahawk, received the bullet squarely in the heart and pitched down to melt with Borckman into the softness of death.
He struck the road-bed squarely, with his legs loose and lifeless beneath him.
But his eyes did light upon me, and looked squarely into mine; and he did see me, for he sprang to the wheel, thrusting the other man aside, and whirled it round and round, hand over hand, at the same time shouting orders of some sort.
The old confidant, relieved from duty, dozed on his heels, with his back against the companion-doorway; and Karain sat squarely in the ship's wooden armchair, under the slight sway of the cabin lamp, a cheroot between his dark fingers, and a glass of lemonade before him.
Gradgrind, squarely pointing with his square forefinger, 'I don't know that girl.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- An active region just about squarely facing Earth erupted with an X 1.
Summary: LONDON - Gold was steady on Friday around $1,577 per ounce, as investors focused squarely on key US jobs data that could yield further signals of an employment market on the mend.
In a message to Defense Department personnel, Panetta said "Throughout the campaign season, we at the Department of Defense have been squarely focused on our mission of defending the nation.
The layer is automatically lifted and placed squarely upon the previous layer, and the transfer table returns to the start position for the next layer.
The first book in Rodales' "Rock of Ages" series focuses on Led Zeppelins' classic album IV recounting the formation of the band to its end while focusing squarely on the music without the tales of decadence that often surround writings on the band.
Islam and the Moral Economy is an advanced economic treatise that squarely frames critical issues confronting Islamic society and the world in the twenty-first century--in particular, how to charter capitalism in the future so that acceptance is not read as subordination and active involvement can become part of self-definition.
Psychotherapy as Religion goes on to demonstrate how psychodynamic psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy are all rooted in an American mythology that exalts "heroic individualism", placing responsibility squarely on the individual's shoulders and utterly ignoring contributing factors from society.
Meanwhile, a rival military strongman and master of a multibillion cocaine empire plunges into his own fray with the mob, planting Jack squarely in the middle of an internecine war.
Jeff and I are fully committed to developing the city's premier commercial real estate services organization, one focused squarely on supporting the needs of clients.
Instead of existing in sublime isolation among the primeval mountain chains of the world, Katahdin exists squarely at the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, and is easily accessible to the generations of Maine natives who claim it as their Own.