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the buck stops here

The ultimate responsibility is mine. A set phrase often used when the speaker intends to take action in a situation marked by indecision or inaction. This strike can't go on any longer, so the buck stops here—I will personally meet with the head of the union today.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

buck stops here

The need to act or take responsibility, that other people pass on to still other people, ultimately ends up here. (An expression made famous by U.S. President Harry Truman, about the finality of decisions a president must make. See also pass the buck.) After everyone else has avoided making the decision, I will have to do it. The buck stops here.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

buck stops here, the

I'll take full responsibility, as in You needn't call my boss; the buck stops here. This saying gained fame as a sign on the desk of President Harry S. Truman. It alludes to another expression that means the opposite, pass the buck. [Mid-1900s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

the buck stops here

COMMON You use the buck stops here to say that a problem is your responsibility, and that you are not expecting anyone else to deal with it. Note: In poker, the buck was a marker or object which was passed to the person whose turn it was to deal the next hand. This person could either keep the marker or pass it on, in order to avoid dealing and being responsible for declaring the first stake. I don't want anyone to blame the players. If you are going to point the finger at anyone, it must be at the man in charge and that's me. The buck stops here. Note: You can also say that the buck stops with someone. I approved the plan. I advised the President, but I did not advise him of the details. The buck stops with me. Only now has Taylor accepted that the buck stops with him. Note: This expression is often associated with U.S. President Truman, who had it written on a sign on his desk in the Oval Office to remind him of his responsibilities.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

the buck stops here (or with someone)

the responsibility for something cannot or should not be passed to someone else. informal
Famously, the buck stops here was the wording of a sign on the desk of US President Harry S. Truman . Compare with pass the buck below.
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the buck stops ˈhere

used for telling somebody that you are prepared to accept responsibility for something: We don’t try to escape our responsibilities. The buck stops here.This phrase was used by the US President Harry S. Truman to mean that he did not pass the buck.
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the buck stops here

Informal
The ultimate responsibility rests here.
See also: buck, here, stop
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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