on shoulders(redirected from carry something on someone's shoulders)
on (one's) shoulders
One's own responsibility or obligation. My siblings' care has been on my shoulders ever since our parents died.
*on someone's shoulders
Fig. on someone's own self. (*Typically: be ~; carry something ~; fall ~; have something ~; leave something ~; put something ~.) Why should all the responsibility fall on my shoulders? She carries a tremendous amount of responsibility on her shoulders.