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n.1.A shift for evasion or delay; an evasion; an excuse.
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ALAN CURBISHLEY admits the speculation linking him with the England job could put-off players from signing for Charlton.
Curbishley said: "I can understand players being put-off.
They represent the opportunity to finally move forward with some long put-off purchases.
Other put-offs included cigarette smoke, whiffy drains and animals.