Definition of duck-shove in English:


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[with object] Australian /NZ informal
Avoid or evade (a responsibility or issue): (as noun duck-shoving) this sniping and duck-shoving between county councils and the Electricity Commission should cease
More example sentences
  • They and were happy to duck-shove responsibility for the fiasco that is the Queensland electricity supply system to executives and managers.
  • 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.


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