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Carry the can !!!
George Our new marketing manager is absolutely hopeless.
Olivia I'm not surprised, I've been hearing from other people that he's pretty incompetent.
George Yes and it's not only his ideas that are no good, but the ways he tries to get us to put them into practice. They just don't work.
Olivia That must make life very difficult.
George It does, but it's even worse. He tries to put the blame for failure on us, but we're determined not to carry the can for his mistakes.
Olivia Why should you ? It's his responsibility.
Explanation :
 
If you have to carry the can , you have to take all the blame for something
 
Example :  She earns less than her boss, but has to carry the can for his errors.
 
 

On the verge of

Fill me in on the task

I am through working overtime

The numbers didn't add up

Give me the rundown

Cut-throat competition

See the work through

It is feasible

This item is sought-after

Sells like hot cakes

Look it up

Got it all planned out

I've lucked out

Speak your minds

On top of that

We spread out the news

He's all tied up

Keep an eye on

Stuck in traffic

Pricing and samples

Time is ticking away

We talked on the phone

I need to think it over

She's driving a hard bargain

Long-standing support

Production lead time

In no time

Expedite the payment

Defective goods

Work wonders

Get in contact with

You're making me blush

Keep you updated

Filled him in

I'll see to it

Grab a bite

The bottom line is quality

They are high-tech items

Our lead time is 14 days

Fit in with

Have a word with you

I am flattered by your praise

Well begun is half done

I am just a workaholic

Give me a hand

You reap what you sow

Keep track of

It's my treat

A tight schedule

Have a second thought

I've made up my mind

Fire away

It's no bother at all

With flying colors

 

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