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English definition of “shuffle sth off”

shuffle sth off

literary phrasal verb with shuffle     /ˈʃʌf.l̩/ verb
to get rid of something unwanted, usually by giving it to someone else: Not until this turbulent region can shuffle off the burdens of the past will it be able to settle peacefully into the community of nations. The local authority may then try to shuffle these responsibilities off onto another authority.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
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