on somebody'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.
See also: on, shoulder
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on somebody’s ˈshoulders

if blame, guilt, etc. is on somebody’s shoulders, they must take responsibility for it: I feel like all the responsibility is on my shoulders, which is quite stressful.
See also: on, shoulder
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