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give someone the shake

Slang definitions & phrases for give someone the shake

give someone the shake

verb phrase

To rid oneself of someone; get away from someone: He gave the cops the shake a block or so away/ I've been expecting Tish to give you the shuck (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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