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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.
See also: on, rest, shoulder

fall (squarely) on (someone's) shoulders

To be or become the sole responsibility of someone. I never intended for the company's wellbeing to fall 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 now falls squarely on my shoulders.
See also: fall, on, shoulder
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Jeff and I are fully committed to developing the city's premier commercial real estate services organization, one focused squarely on supporting the needs of clients."
While its website promises rental apartments and condominiums, most of the megabytes are devoted to "estates" aimed squarely at the upper bracket.
The subheading leaves no doubt that this volume belongs squarely in the "next wave" school--Africa has been devastated by the AIDS epidemic, and Asia must be next.
"I'm not what you see here," she laments of her collection of posters and drawings, "I am, but there's so much more to me that I think you should know." It's an exercise in self-revelation that's painfully awkward--for most of it, the camera is pointed squarely at Smith's chin--in which moments of accidental self-exposure alternate with hints of regret.
In particular, the language of the exceptions to GRA triggers does not fit squarely with the exchanges in certain asset reorganizations.
THE ORGANISERS of the 2012 London Olympics insist the city won the right to host the Games "fairly and squarely" after suggestions a potentially decisive vote was cast in error by an International Olympic Committee delegate.
The organisers of the 2012 London Olympics insist the city won the right to host the Games 'fairly and squarely' after suggestions a potentially decisive vote was cast in error by an International Olympic Committee delegate.
For Maehara, it must have been an opportunity to show the public whether he could squarely face up to the prime minister.
The 4th Circuit Court concluded that Gulf had no obligation to defend or indemnify NEMA because the underlying complaint alleged exposure to "fumes," which squarely fell within the definition of "pollutant" in the exclusion.
THE heat is on for Justin in Hollyoaks, as Macki's incriminating photo puts him squarely in the frame for the explosion at school.
The Yerington Paiute Tribe's (YPT) Campbell Ranch Reservation is barely three miles north, downwind from the 3,500-acre mining property and squarely in the path of any contaminants that might leave the mine.
What a legion of consultants has been predicting is coming true: Private companies are voluntarily adopting some Sarbanes-Oxley practices aimed squarely at their bigger public cousins.
While the title emphasizes a broad regional perspective, the focus is squarely on Middle Tennessee, which followed a somewhat distinctive path toward modernization.
His website points to two revolutions that he fomented: first in 1938, when he published with Henry-Russell Hitchcock The International Style, which put him squarely behind the new functionalism; second in 1978, when he designed the A T & T headquarters in Manhattan, which appeared to put Post-Modernism into action as the style for the corporations.