buckpassing


buckpassing
noun or adj

Buck-passing clerks in stores make customers angry.

Compare: pass the buck, buck-passer

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • pass\ the\ buck — v. phr. informal To make another person decide something or accept a responsibility or give orders instead of doing it yourself; shift or escape responsibility or blame; put the duty or blame on someone else. Mrs. Brown complained to the man who… …   Словарь американских идиом