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devolve (up)on (someone or something)

To become someone else's responsibility, as of a task or job. If Joe is out sick on Monday, I know that sorting the mail will devolve on me.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

devolve (up)on someone or something

[for something, such as a task] to be passed on to someone or a group. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) This job, I am afraid, devolves upon you and you alone. The task of repairing the damage devolved on Diane.
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These three features--the centrifugal forces of power devolvement (and ultimately succession), internal divisions within the officer corps and the encroachment of the Great Powers reached an unprecedented proportion during the first quarter of the twentieth century, prompting Mustafa Kemal's revolutionary military intervention.
He also said that the new entrants have not joined the party for self-interest but to follow the devolvement of Mardan and service of Pakhtun nation.
However work on the devolvement of these reserves will start after receiving required funds from the Ministry of Finance.
It started by attempting to delineate the differences between 'Personnel Management' and 'HRM' see [21], and moved on to attempts to incorporate Industrial Relations into HRM [45], examining the relationship of HRM strategies, integration of HRM into business strategies and devolvement of HRM to line managers and then the extent to which HRM can act as a key means to achieve competitive advantage in organisations.
And mention of the block grant reducing in volume as a result of the devolvement will be skirted around.
The primary reason for the devolvement of control from the central state to local government was effectively to share tourism revenues with the local community.
Keeping the recent devolvement in the region in mind, at least, Saudi Arabia and Qatar should have had a more in-debt analysis.
"It is a sad admission that the LGC's devolvement of powers, responsibilities, personnel and funds of certain national government departments had not exactly been fulfilled," Pimentel rued in his speech during the International Conference on Public Administration at the Waterfront Hotel.
A framework is a first step for proposing a methodology to be used as a formal way for the devolvement of remote sensing applications.
He thus writes, "In the name of supporting democracy, Christians police their own convictions to insure none of those convictions might cause difficulty for making democracy successful." (22) Hauerwas summarizes the paradoxical devolvement of American Constantinianism as follows: "In the name of democracy, the church wills its death." (23) For Hauerwas, the American Constantinianism ultimately renders the church "defenseless" when the state is appropriating violence for its political cause such as justice, war, and order.
Medicinal plants have played an amazing role in the devolvement of new clinically effective drugs.
With new standards of care enabling devolvement of endocrine management to primary or secondary healthcare settings, the Transgender Unit is already putting in place a supportive framework and guidelines to enable general practitioners to offer patients transition therapy.
Minister al-Zoubi said that Syrian media outlets will continue pursuing the "crisis profiteers" and enhancing national unity, adding that the devolvement of the media message is connected to a similar one in the religious message.
Minister al-Zoubi said that the Syrian media outlets will continue pursuing the "crisis profiteers" and enhancing national unity, adding that the devolvement of the media message is connected to a similar one in the religious message.
If they are dependent on the central government for many a need, particularly money, for implementing their own devolvement works, he too like all his predecessors will be banking on the state governments greatly to carry out the centre-conceived development schemes and plans and the national security tasks.