buck stops here, the

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.
See also: buck, here, stop

buck stops here, the

I'll take full responsibility, as in You needn't call my boss; the buck stops here. This saying gained fame as a sign on the desk of President Harry S. Truman. It alludes to another expression that means the opposite, pass the buck. [Mid-1900s]
See also: buck, stop