“The buck stops here” is a phrase that was popularized by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who kept a sign with that phrase on his desk in the Oval Office in the White House. At that time, the phrase referred to his notion that when he made decisions, that he had to accept responsibility for those decisions. That is, he couldn’t pass the blame for bad decisions onto others yet keep the credit for good decisions to him. He couldn’t pass the buck, or play the blame game and state that someone else was responsible for the decision he made.
Since that time, this phrase has become even more popular since most people know that when you use the phrase it means that the buck stops with that person. If you are a leader it even seems to mean that not only are you willing to take