In So Many Words

Books of Educational and Informational Comics from Larry Paros


Book VIII: Making IT (Success)

Buck You!

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Words and Phrases List

Doing a number on someone, buck, passing the buck, the short end of the stick, Harry Truman

Thoughts for Today

  1. What does it feel like to "do a number on someone?" What does it feel like to have it done on you?
  2. What's the attraction of "passing the buck?"
  3. Do you tend to be a "buck passer?"
  4. How do you tend to respond when "the buck is passed to you?"
  5. What did President Truman mean by "the buck stops here?"