carry the can (for something)


carry the can (for something)
carry the ˈcan (for sb/sth) idiom
(BrE, informal) to accept the blame for sth, especially when it is not your fault
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  • carry the can — phrasal chiefly Britain : to bear alone and in full an often hazardous responsibility * * * carry the can (slang) To take the blame or responsibility • • • Main Entry: ↑can carry the can To accept responsibility for a misdemeanour or error • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • carry the can —    If you carry the can, you take the blame for something, even though you didn t do it or are only partly at fault.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you carry the can for another person, you accept blame or take responsibility for… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • carry the can — British & Australian to take the blame or responsibility for something that is wrong or has not succeeded. She suspected that she d be left to carry the can for her boss s mistakes. (often + for) …   New idioms dictionary

  • carry the can — If you carry the can, you take the blame for something, even though you didn t do it or are only partly at fault …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Carry the can —   If you carry the can, you take the blame for something, even though you didn t do it or are only partly at fault …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • carry the can — British informal to be the person considered responsible for something …   English dictionary

  • carry — car|ry1 W1S1 [ˈkæri] v past tense and past participle carried present participle carrying third person singular carries ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(lift and take)¦ 2¦(vehicle/ship/plane)¦ 3¦(pipe/wire etc)¦ 4¦(move something)¦ 5¦(have with you)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • carry — 1 verb carried, carrying 1 LIFT AND TAKE (T) to take something somewhere in your hands or arms, on your back etc: A porter helped me carry my luggage. | Let me carry that for you. | carry sth around/out/to etc: I m not carrying it around all day! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • The Bill (series 10) — The Bill Series 10 Country of origin United Kingdom No. of episodes 156 Broadcast Original channel ITV …   Wikipedia

  • carry — car|ry1 [ keri ] verb *** ▸ 1 take someone/something somewhere ▸ 2 have goods for sale ▸ 3 spread disease ▸ 4 always have a feeling ▸ 5 publish/broadcast something ▸ 6 have a guarantee ▸ 7 win election ▸ 8 do someone else s work ▸ 9 lead to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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