Definition of 'carry the can'
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Sidoli had as good as admitted that he himself would take any blame, but from vast experience I knew only too well who'd carry the can. THE TARTAN RINGERSHow many times did someone carry the can for some disaster while he smiled on, smelling of roses? THE SCAR
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