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shuffle sth off

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phrasal verb with shuffle uk   us   /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.
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