carry the can
Take responsibility or accept blame, as in Joan felt she was always carrying the can for her boss's errors. [Slang; second half of 1900s]
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The occasion should be seized also to increase the balances of depositors who carry unprofitable accounts.
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It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.
The text of the amendments designed to carry out these recommendations will be submitted by the Board at an early date.