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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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Ziff chairman Robert Callahan said that "(we) are focused squarely on the turnaround of this company.
The success of the Ready Reserve Force rests squarely on the shoulders of the Maritime Administration," said Rear Admiral Ed Fahy, Transportation Command's Director of Plans and Policy.
All of this brings Dooley squarely into the debate over Habermas's idea of the public sphere (see Jurgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society, trans.
But Stewart, who was England skipper at the time of the series, stressed: "We won that match fairly and squarely and decisions went against both sides - I was very pleased and proud to win that match and with it the series.
Tsutomu Hata, a former Prime Minister, stressed the importance of facing history squarely and learning the real causes of World War II--and of making sincere apologies where appropriate.
The facts of the case fall squarely within the language of the statute and the cancellation results in reportable gain.
The Court squarely rejected Telos's argument, holding that there is no such privilege in Virginia.
Summary: WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama put the blame squarely on Republicans for the failure so far to agree a deal to avert the fiscal cliff crisis, saying they can't bear to raise taxes on the rich.
The destruction of the great city of New Orleans cannot, for the responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of human beings.
The babyboom generation has now squarely arrived at that stage where they must now bear the burden of caring for their aging parents with all that this familial responsibility involves.
The 4200 s/f roof, which is surrounded by a spacious outdoor terrace that has become a popular gathering spot for students, places pioneering green design squarely atop the striking building that was completed in time for the opening of the fall semester.
If Trevor had assumed his partner was negative without distinctly asking, the fault is squarely on him.
Confidential Confessions is aimed squarely at teenage girls, and some of the material is exploitive, such as the sequence when Manatsu, pulled from a building ledge, pees herself.
But Cerith Wyn Evans's cinematic instruction tlips the expectations raised by the building squarely on their head: If it wasn't dealing in dreams and fantasy so much as constructed realities before, it certainly is now.
Although this volume is aimed squarely at modelers of aircraft and figurines, historians will also be fascinated by the discussion and pictures of goggles, scarves, boots and primitive flight computers, all shown in incredible detail.