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The big bucks stopped here

November 29, 2008
By Howard Riley hjriley@adelphia.net

Mr. Webster says in his dictionary that the word buck is used as an expression of responsibility such as in "passing the buck'', meaning, of course, to blame someone else for your own shortcomings. President Harry Truman made the saying famous, "the buck stops here" when it adorned his desk in the oval office.

 
 
 

 

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