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shine someone on

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shine someone on

verb phrase

  1. To reject and ignore someone; abandon someone: I gotta cut this maniac loose. I gotta shine him on
  2. To deceive someone; beguile; bamboozle, scam: Don't shine me on, buddy boy. I've been yessed by the best (1970s+)

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