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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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The Anti-Social Behaviour Bill, designed to solve rows over towering leylandii, effectively passes the buck to town hall inspectors who will be responsible for ruling on an impossible question: how high does a hedge have to be before it is too high?
Kevin never makes excuses and blames others for his shortcomings, instead he is honest and never passes the buck.
I'd suggest that next time her daughters ask why she is so hated, she passes the buck firmly back where it belongs: "I don't know dears.