carry the can
- As usual, I was left to carry the can.
- We are a luxury restaurant and if people have a bad experience, we have to carry the can.
get/let (sb) off the hook
- His opponents have no intention of letting him off the hook until he agrees to leave office immediately.
- Government officials accused of bribery and corruption get off the hook with monotonous regularity.
leave sb to their own devices
- He seemed to be a responsible person, so I left him to his own devices.
- Left to his own devices, Osborn is a fluent — and often original — guitarist.
be on the receiving end
- Sales assistants are often on the receiving end of verbal abuse from customers.
- You saw hate in their eyes and you were on the receiving end of that hate.
- Having been on the receiving end of their back stabbing, I have become very aware of what I say and to whom.
- She found herself on the receiving end of a great deal of criticism.
at sb's beck and call
- Go and get it yourself! I'm not at your beck and call, you know.
- I knew he was trying to wheedle me into being at his beck and call.
get your own way
- My little brother always gets his own way.
- She always gets her own way in the end.
go your own way
- It's best to let her go her own way if you don't want a fight.