shuffle off

verb

Definition of shuffle off 

transitive verb

: to get rid of : push away : shirk when we have shuffled off this mortal coil— Shakespeare shuffle off the heavy burden of our guilt— Richard Chase teachers cannot … shuffle off their responsibility— C. I. Glicksberg

intransitive verb

: to be on one's way : mosey along let him shuffle off to the wilderness— J. B. Priestley

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