One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Use one's ingenuity to deal with or evade a situation.‘she was all for a bit of ducking and diving, that's how everyone lived’
- ‘Asked what Bisho's response was, he said: ‘They duck and dive all the time.’’
- ‘He tried to duck and dive the very serious matters that were raised under his rule.’
- ‘When I walk down the street I don't have to duck and dive, I can meet these people and talk to them.’
- ‘Mogoba said to make allegations of corruption was not a crime, ‘but to duck and dive is suspicious in the extreme’.’
- ‘They cannot duck and dive that question any longer.’
- ‘You see, he may duck and dive, but he cannot escape the fact that the defendants have failed to prove in any shape or form that he acted improperly, or tried to act improperly, in any game.’
- ‘It mostly seeks to duck and dive to avoid taking responsibility for the crass way this country is now managed on our behalf.’
- ‘There are many who would circumvent the issue, duck and dive rather than handle the hot potato that the case has become during these last ten years.’
- ‘Take a bit of a chance here and duck and dive a bit there.’
- ‘Four Belfast friends duck and dive on the fringes of legality in an attempt to make a fast buck and improve their lot.’
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