Through some shifty maneuvering, I cut the line and managed to be one of the first ones in.
Whether you like or loathe the AMC mystery, you love Holder, the shifty cop played by Joel Kinnaman.
He has such a shifty look, and might have done some great wrong, he has that half-frightened glance as though he feared detection.
For he'd lost his ease; he was full o' sighs an' starts an' shifty glances.
The mouth of the Seine is here so treacherous and shifty, that without constant177 dredging navigation would be impossible.
The shifty, ungenerous spirit of compromise awoke in Raymount.
He is a shrewd, shifty old rounder, Preble; no more and no less.
Eccles faced him unwillingly, with a stolid front but shifty eyes.
The way his eyes avoid yours, his shifty, hang-dog manner, reminds me of certain other gentlemen whom I have seen.
He stared at her fixedly, his shifty eyes for once held steady.
1560s, "able to manage for oneself, fertile in expedients," from shift (n.1) in secondary sense of "dodge, trick, artifice" + -y (2). Meaning "habitually using dishonest methods, characterized by trickery" first recorded 1837. In a sense "prone to shifting," of the wind, used from 1884. Related: Shiftily; shiftiness.