One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasal verbAustralian, NZ
Leave, typically to escape from or avoid someone or something.‘me wife's shot through and I can't pay the rent’
- ‘We eventually shoot through close to 7pm and arrive in Wellington around 1am.’
- ‘Hood was put in charge of the ferry service and the story is that he took the funds, hid them and shot through.’
- ‘If he was so inclined he could shoot through and set up a second hand bookshop that would put some competitors to shame.’
- ‘After his return, he heads for the fairways reluctantly, when a mysterious caddy appears from nowhere, dispenses sage advice and promptly shoots through.’
- ‘I know you're traumatised, I know you're in trouble, I know you're upset but I'm shooting through.’
- ‘When I got back to the office the guy from Chubb was in the building testing the fire alarms, which gave me all the excuse I needed to shoot through.’
- ‘Money making people should wake up or shoot through.’
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