English version

shoulder the responsibility/duty/cost/burden etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshoulder the responsibility/duty/cost/burden etcshoulder the responsibility/duty/cost/burden etcRESPONSIBLEto accept a difficult or unpleasant responsibility, duty etc The residents are being asked to shoulder the costs of the repairs. shoulder
Examples from the Corpus
shoulder the responsibility/duty/cost/burden etcAfter the publicists, casting directors began to shoulder the burden.It does indeed make those who require nursing care through no fault of their own shoulder the cost.I think everyone has got to shoulder the responsibility for defeat, not just Graham.Why, he asked, should the taxpayer shoulder the burden of expropriation?Voice over Swindon is one of the eighties boom towns which has had to shoulder the burden of recession.He failed to shoulder the responsibility, which Government should shoulder, for imposing the tax in the first place.
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