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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