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buck-passing (uncountable)

  1. Blame shifting; the act of absolving oneself of responsibility or concern for a given matter by claiming to lack authority or jurisdiction.
    • 2020 July 29, Barry Doe, “GWR climbs down... but it took too long to issue refund”, in Rail, page 58:
      It's from here onwards that the whole web of buck-passing and excuses began.

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