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Buck

(bŭk),
Gordon, U.S. surgeon, 1807-1877. See: Buck extension, Buck fascia, Buck traction.

buck

Regional drug slang
To shoot someone in the head.

buck

1. adult male goat. Unlikely to be kept for any purpose other than an active breeding life, and then only at a distance.
2. breeding male of most small, wild ruminant species, including roe, fallow, muntjac and Chinese water deer. In larger deer species is called bull.
3. the violent actions performed by a horse attempting to dislodge a rider. In rodeo contests steers and bulls may also be engaged in riding-bucking contests with human riders.
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It includes profiles of some of the more common bad bosses, such as the No-Boss Boss, the Pass the Buck Boss and the one that is Clueless but Connected.
For the NHS, which created the problem, to pass the buck to Merseytravel, does not look like joinedup public policy making.
Saturday's 1-0 loss at Everton leaves Southampton one from bottom in the Premiership and after hounding out Sturrock after just two matches this term, Lowe tried to pass the buck.
So don't pass the buck on to someone else for the mess that you created.
The attempt to pass the buck (or, more appropriately, the collection plate) to the taxpayer amounts to government support, promotion and advocacy of a specific religious view.
Theresa Brzoza, who founded Parents Against Incinerators (PAIN) which failed to halt a PFI-style waste disposal project at Crymlyn Burrows, near Swansea, said: ``They (WAG) always say it's a local issue and pass the buck straight back to the councils.