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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
*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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.