rest (squarely) on (someone's) shoulders

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rest (squarely) on (someone's) shoulders

To be or become the sole responsibility of someone. I never intended for the company's wellbeing to rest on your shoulders, but you're the only one who can take over for me while I'm ill. With my father gone, putting food on the table for the family rests now squarely on my shoulders.
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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of the UK economy, and much of the responsibility for lifting the nation out of its current monetary woes rests squarely on their shoulders.
The importance of establishing due diligence has become a serious issue for directors and officers, as it has become obvious that the responsibility for a company's environmental misdeeds rests squarely on their shoulders.