Duty

pass the buck

Meaning: passing blame to another person

Example: That particular supervisor tends to pass the buck of all light duties to newly hired interns. Read on

get the sack (boot, axe)

Meaning: be dismissed from the job

Example: If you can't do your job properly, you're going to get the sack. Read on

heads will roll

Meaning: people will be fired or forced to resign

Example: Heads are going to roll when the boss finds out about the missing stock. Read on

call of duty

Meaning: something you must do or feel compelled to do

Example: Both of my grandfathers felt it was their call of duty to enlist immediately for active service when the war broke out. Read on

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put your foot in it

Meaning: say something (by mistake) that upsets, humiliates, or embarrasses someone

Example: Carla put her foot right in it when she congratulated her neighbour on being pregnant. It turns out she's not expecting but had just put on weight. Read on

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