a person who avoids responsibility by shifting it to another, especially unjustly or improperly.
What’s The Difference Between “Discreet” And “Discrete”?Ah, another confusing pair of homophones (words that sound alike but are different in meaning). And, we're not going to be discreet about it: these two can be confusing. So, let's try to keep them discrete.
Origin of buck passer
First recorded in 1930–35
Related formsbuck-pass·ing, noun
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