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fights shy of

phrase
present tense third-person singular of fight shy of

Synonyms & Antonyms of fights shy of

to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery
  • They'd always managed to fight shy of legal recourse.

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“Fights shy of.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fights%20shy%20of. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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