Famous Sayings: #83 — ‘The Buck Stops Here’

October 14, 2017

When a decision has to be made, the buck stops here.

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U.S. President Harry S. Truman made the phrase “The buck stops here” famous. However, the phrase didn’t originate with him. It was also derived from another famous saying.

I thought of this phrase because a variation of it was used nearly five years ago during a presidential debate in the United States. But as it turned out, this famous saying was derived from another, which also gave rise to a slang term. That means this post is kind of a 3-for-1.

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