One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]NZ, Australian
Avoid or evade (a responsibility or issue)‘this sniping and duck-shoving between county councils and the Electricity Commission should cease’
shirk, dodge, evade, avoid, steer clear of, run away from, elude, escape, find a way out of, back out of, pull out of, shun, eschew, missView synonyms
- ‘It is buck-passing and duck-shoving, and at the end of the day there is a whole list of victims.’
- ‘You cannot duck shove this off to the UN and everyone else you can think of.’
- ‘Stop trying to duck shove your problems on the community’
- ‘They and were happy to duck-shove responsibility for the fiasco that is the Queensland electricity supply system to executives and managers.’
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