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The meaning of "pass the buck"

" Pass the buck "
Meaning:
Avoid responsibility by giving it to someone else.
Example:
The government has been in power for six years now but every time there's a crisis they pass the buck and blame the previous administration.
Where did it originate?:
USA, early 20th century. Later popularised by president Harry Truman.
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