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buck

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1. 
a. the male of various animals including the goat, hare, kangaroo, rabbit, and reindeer
b. (as modifier): a buck antelope
2. South African an antelope or deer of either sex

buck

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1. US, Canadian, and Austral informal a dollar
2. South African informal a rand

buck

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1. Gymnastics a type of vaulting horse
2. US and Canadian a stand for timber during sawing

buck

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Poker a marker in the jackpot to remind the winner of some obligation when his turn comes to deal

Buck

Pearl S(ydenstricker). 1892--1973, US novelist, noted particularly for her novel of Chinese life The Good Earth (1931): Nobel prize for literature 1938

buck

[bək]
(building construction)
The frame into which the finished door fits.
(mining engineering)
To break up or pulverize ore samples.
A large quartz reef in which there is little or no accessory minerals such as gold. Also known as buck quartz; bull quartz.
(vertebrate zoology)
A male deer.

buck

1. A door buck.
2. A sawhorse.

Buck

after murder of his master, leads wolf pack. [Am. Lit.: The Call of the Wild]
See: Dogs

Buck

clever and temerarious dog perseveres in the Klondike. [Am. Lit.: Call of the Wild]
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The same whiners would be much further ahead impeaching President Bush for his fiascoes instead of constantly passing the buck.
And a real tension does exist between making clear where responsibility and accountability lies, without appearing simply to be passing the buck to others.
Mr Parlon said: "There is an element of passing the buck when a tragedy like this happens so we should clarify that situation.
Note the old trick of passing the buck by employing the passive voice.
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L'Dera should stop passing the buck and use it to clean the bathrooms himself.