(redirected from passes the buck)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
See: defy, oppose, oppugn
References in periodicals archive ?
Todays announcement is weak on Clean Air Zones, weak on a scrappage scheme, and passes the buck to local authorities.
Everyone passes the buck at the county supervisors' level and it just got worse and worse until the federal government pulled the plug.
The Anti-Social Behaviour Bill, designed to solve rows over towering leylandii, effectively passes the buck to town hall inspectors who will be responsible for ruling on an impossible question: how high does a hedge have to be before it is too high?