To shift off

to delay; to defer; to put off; to lay aside.

See also: Shift

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It's kind of a gnawing type of ache that you struggle to shift off. You keep thinking back and wonder, 'If only I'd done something different; if only I could see what I see now'.
Rai said stronger banks should decide which of their bad loans to shift off their balance sheets, while weaker banks need fresh capital before a round of consolidation that would cut the number of state banks to no more than six from 27 now.
But its ubiquity has made it hard for publishers to shift off of it.
Well done to Puzzles FC who topped the table after the first round of fixtures and look like they're going to be hard to shift off top spot after showing some tricky footwork and great finishing.
In the gearshift process, we may consider that the vehicle acceleration is approximately equal to zero, so it is easy to shift off without excessive wear on the gears surfaces.
Mary Nugent, a vice president at systems modernization firm Micro Focus, said that the first thing her company does when it is brought in to tweak a sagging core is hunt for processes to shift off the core.
Which is why a friend of a friend who operates a second-hand car business out Essex way says that he avoids stocking Exeos because they're tricky to shift off the forecourt.
Warburton is a different type of openside flanker, stronger at the breakdown and almost impossible to shift off the ball as he digs for turnovers.
As you swing the hands down at the ball, the weight needs to start to shift off the back foot by turning the back (right) knee toward the target as you swing the club down.
Middlesbrough's Curtis Fleming finds Southampton's James Beattie hard to shift off the ball at the Riverside Stadium in September ...
And we are going to reach out to them and try to shift off of a pattern over the last 30 years that hasn't produced results in the region.
"We are raceable under the covers but we need to see how much snow we have to shift off them.