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buckpasser

One who shifts or reassigns the blame or responsibility (for something) to another person, group, or thing. From the idiom "pass the buck." Every politician becomes a buckpasser whenever they come up against a campaign promise they can't keep. Maybe instead of being a buckpasser, you should have a think about what you could be doing to improve your performance.
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buckpasser

n. someone who cannot accept the responsibility for something. (see also pass the buck.) When something really goes wrong, everybody suddenly becomes a buckpasser.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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THE BUCKPASSER: Not my department, are the lyrics of his song.
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Provideo went to Hollywood Park later that month for the Buckpasser Stakes over a mile, in which he was outclassed and outdone for stamina.
His dam, the Buckpasser mare Lassie Dear, was one of the most important broodmares of recent times.
Cox jnr in Kentucky, out of the Buckpasser mare Playmate, Woodman was offered as a yearling at the 1984 Keeneland July sale, where he was purchased by the British Bloodstock Agency for EUR3 million on behalf of Robert Sangster.
Bred by Purace General Partnership in Kentucky, Polish Precedent was out of the Buckpasser mare Past Example.
From Mr Prospector's third crop and out of the Buckpasser mare Hopespringseternal, Miswaki made a name for his sire in Europe with victory in the Group 1 Prix de la Salamandre and Prix Yacowlef.
Indy and the late high-class sire Honor Grades; her dam is the Buckpasser mare Lassie Dear, a half-sister to champion Gay Mecene and dam of multiple Group 1 winner Foxhound.