carry the can Brit.


carry the can Brit.
carry the can Brit.
informal
take responsibility for a mistake or misdeed.

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  • carry the can — ► carry the can Brit. informal take responsibility for a mistake or misdeed. Main Entry: ↑carry …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — verb (carries, carrying, carried) 1》 move or transport from one place to another.     ↘have on one s person wherever one goes.     ↘conduct; transmit.     ↘be infected with (a disease) and liable to transmit it to others. 2》 support the weight of …   English new terms dictionary

  • can — can1 /kan/; unstressed /keuhn/, auxiliary v. and v., pres. sing. 1st pers. can, 2nd can or (Archaic) canst, 3rd can, pres. pl. can; past sing. 1st pers …   Universalium

  • carry — [[t]kæ̱ri[/t]] ♦ carries, carrying, carried 1) VERB If you carry something, you take it with you, holding it so that it does not touch the ground. [V n] He was carrying a briefcase... [V n prep/adv] He carried the plate through to the dining room …   English dictionary

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  • carry — v. & n. v. ( ies, ied) 1 tr. support or hold up, esp. while moving. 2 tr. convey with one from one place to another. 3 tr. have on one s person (carry a watch). 4 tr. conduct or transmit (pipe carries water; wire carries electric current). 5 tr.… …   Useful english dictionary

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