shift responsibility

shift responsibility
• shift the blame (onto)
• shift responsibility (onto)
to try to transfer the weight or focus of blame or responsibility, misdirecting it from where it belongs, in order to avoid it (also to put the blame on) (same as to pass the buck)

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  • shift responsibility onto — • shift the blame (onto) • shift responsibility (onto) to try to transfer the weight or focus of blame or responsibility, misdirecting it from where it belongs, in order to avoid it (also to put the blame on) (same as to pass the buck) …   Idioms and examples

  • shift the blame — • shift the blame (onto) • shift responsibility (onto) to try to transfer the weight or focus of blame or responsibility, misdirecting it from where it belongs, in order to avoid it (also to put the blame on) (same as to pass the buck) …   Idioms and examples

  • shift the blame onto — • shift the blame (onto) • shift responsibility (onto) to try to transfer the weight or focus of blame or responsibility, misdirecting it from where it belongs, in order to avoid it (also to put the blame on) (same as to pass the buck) …   Idioms and examples

  • responsibility — noun 1 being responsible ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, full, total ▪ awesome, big, enormous, grave, great, heavy …   Collocations dictionary

  • shift — I n. change 1) to bring about, produce a shift in 2) (ling.) a consonant; functional; vowel shift work period 3) a day; eight hour; night; split; swing shift (she works the night shift; to work an eight hour shift) transmission 4) an automatic;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • shift — shift1 W3 [ʃıft] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move)¦ 2¦(change attention)¦ 3¦(change opinion)¦ 4 shift the blame/responsibility (onto somebody) 5¦(costs/spending)¦ 6¦(dirt/marks)¦ 7¦(in a car)¦ 8¦(sell)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: sciftan …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shift — 1 verb 1 MOVE a) (I, T) to move from one place or position to another, or make something do this: Jonas stood and listened, shifting uncomfortably from one foot to another. | The sun had shifted around to the west. | She shifted her gaze from me… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shift — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 change ADJECTIVE ▪ distinct, dramatic, fundamental, huge, important, major, marked, massive, profound, pronounced …   Collocations dictionary

  • shift — [[t]ʃɪ̱ft[/t]] ♦♦♦ shifts, shifting, shifted 1) V ERG If you shift something or if it shifts, it moves slightly. [V n prep/adv] He stopped, shifting his cane to his left hand... [V prep/adv] He shifted from foot to foot... The entire pile shifted …   English dictionary

  • shift — I UK [ʃɪft] / US verb Word forms shift : present tense I/you/we/they shift he/she/it shifts present participle shifting past tense shifted past participle shifted *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] if an idea, attitude, or plan shifts, or if… …   English dictionary

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