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I think it means he has to deal with X International's financial problems, even though he's not responsible for them. Probably a new CEO, who has to get the company back on its feet. The idea of 'echoir' is that it falls into his plate...
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who is responsible for
Explanation: To whose lot it falls (if tears are really to fall)
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who bears liability
Mr X bears liability for International X's financial situation???
Lots of ghits for "bears liability" (very legalese-sounding)
I hope this helps.
MatthewLaSon Local time: 05:40 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 6