TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How did the phrase “passing the buck” originate?

January 28, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - How did the phrase “passing the buck” originate?
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“Passing the buck” originated from a ritual practiced during card games. Card players used to place a marker, called a “buck,” in front of the person who was the dealer. That marker was passed to the next player along with the responsibility of dealing.

Eventually “passing the buck” became synonymous with passing on responsibility.

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