the buck stops with

the buck stops with somebody

also the buck stops here
someone takes responsibility for a situation or problem I approved the plan, I'm responsible for it, and the buck stops with me. I didn't feel the article misrepresented me. I mean, the buck stops here - I did write about those things.
See also: buck, stop
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It isn't for Grant Shapps, who has resigned as a government minister, to rule the buck stops with him.
Surely people realise the buck stops with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
New Delhi, June 10 ( ANI ): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the Prime Minister of the country must have the power to overrule others as the buck stops with him, and added that he should act tough in cases of corruption.
If the finances get messed up, it's my fault because the buck stops with me.
The buck stops with me and I'm going to do something about it.
It may be convenient for Cllr Pritchard to wish that he wasn''''t part of the previous administration but part of it he was, and the buck stops with him for failure to reach the affordable housing targets year on year.
the buck stops with me and I must acknowledge responsibility by standing aside," he said in a statement.
They were not to blame for the mix-up - the buck stops with those managing the recruitment process.
Ultimately the buck stops with the government, but it remains to be seen whether any viable change in the justice system will result.
On the recent clashes between the activists of the ruling Left Front and the Trinamool he said: " I have told the chief minister that the buck stops with him and he should ensure the buck stops with the police superintendent or the officer in charge.
The US President gave a frank assessment of intelligence failings surroundings the alleged attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound passenger plane, adding: "Ultimately, the buck stops with me.
Caution: Managers who don't apply Graci's candid advice can't go to the proverbial local bar or fitness club and complain about their employees, because the buck stops with them.
But Russell has described the county's fortunes as "unacceptable" and says the buck stops with the cricket manager.
AS an employer, I always believed two very simple edicts: One, staff reflect the attitude of the boss and two, if staff make a mistake, it is as much the boss's fault for appointing them and/or not training them properly, as it is theirs, so the buck stops with the boss.
He said: "I have to accept that, with all matters, as President Truman said, the buck stops here and the buck stops with me.