buck stops here (the)

 Take responsibility. A sign on President Harry Truman’s desk read “The buck stops here.”
 ► “[GM CEO* John F.] Smith has also streamlined decision-making and improved coordination by creating a buck-stops-here strategy board, which he chairs.” (Fortune, Oct. 17, 1994, p. 54)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • the buck stops here — The final responsibility rests here • • • Main Entry: ↑buck * * * the buck stops here (or with someone) informal the responsibility for something cannot or should not be passed to someone else * * * the buck stops here ◇ Expressions like the buck …   Useful english dictionary

  • buck stops here — The buck stops here is used to say that this is the point where responsibility lies or the person who is responsible …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • the buck stops here — I am responsible for what we do no one else; pass the buck    The buck stops here, the new manager said to us. We don t blame others for our problems …   English idioms

  • The buck stops here — is a phrase that was popularized by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who kept a sign with that phrase on his desk in the Oval Office. (Footage from Jimmy Carter s malaise speech shows the sign still on the desk during Carter s administration.) The …   Wikipedia

  • the buck stops here — ► used to say that you will make important decisions and deal with a problem, and not allow other people to be blamed for it: » When it comes to company policy, the buck stops here. Main Entry: ↑buck …   Financial and business terms

  • (the) buck stops here — the buck stops here/with someone/ phrase used for saying who should accept the responsibility for something The buck stops with the players, not with the manager or anybody else. Thesaurus: ways of making or receiving criticism or blamehyponym to …   Useful english dictionary

  • the buck stops here — ► the buck stops here informal the responsibility for something cannot be avoided. Main Entry: ↑buck …   English terms dictionary

  • The Buck Stops Here (King of the Hill) — Infobox Television episode Title = The Buck Stops Here Series = King of the Hill Caption = Season = 5 Episode = 2 Airdate = November 5, 2000 Production = 5ABE01 Writer = Director = Guests = Brad Renfro Episode list = List of King of the Hill… …   Wikipedia

  • The buck stops here — Табличка с надписью «Фишка дальше не идёт», украшавшая стол Гарри Трумэна. Трумэн за столом, украшенным его девизом. «Фишка дальше не идёт» (англ. The buck stops here)  фраза из обихода игроков в покер, получившая более широкое распространение… …   Википедия

  • (the) buck stops here. — something that you say in order to tell someone that you will take responsibility for a situation or problem. We carry out all the safety tests in this department, so the buck stops here …   New idioms dictionary

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