shift oneself

shift oneself
Verb. A request to move oneself. Used in imper. E.g."Will you shift yourself so I can vacuum the lounge." Informal

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • shift — [ʃɪft] verb 1》 move or change or cause to move or change from one position to another.     ↘move one s body slightly due to discomfort. 2》 change the emphasis, direction, or focus of: she s shifting the blame on to me. 3》 Brit. informal move… …   English new terms dictionary

  • shift for oneself — {v. phr.} To live or act independently with no help, guidance or protection from others; take care of yourself. * /Mrs. McCarthy was forced to shift for herself after her husband died./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shift for oneself — {v. phr.} To live or act independently with no help, guidance or protection from others; take care of yourself. * /Mrs. McCarthy was forced to shift for herself after her husband died./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shift for oneself — ► shift for oneself manage alone as best one can. Main Entry: ↑shift …   English terms dictionary

  • shift — [shift] vt. [ME schiften < OE sciftan, to divide, separate < IE * skeib > SHIP] 1. to move or transfer from one person, place, or position to another [to shift the blame] 2. to replace by another or others; change or exchange 3. to… …   English World dictionary

  • shift — I n. change 1) to bring about, produce a shift in 2) (ling.) a consonant; functional; vowel shift work period 3) a day; eight hour; night; split; swing shift (she works the night shift; to work an eight hour shift) transmission 4) an automatic;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • shift for oneself — COPE, manage, survive, make it, fend for oneself, take care of oneself, make do, get by/along, scrape by/along, muddle through; stand on one s own two feet; informal make out. → shift * * * shift for oneself To depend on one s own resources • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • shift — shiftingly, adv. shiftingness, n. /shift/, v.t. 1. to put (something) aside and replace it by another or others; change or exchange: to shift friends; to shift ideas. 2. to transfer from one place, position, person, etc., to another: to shift the …   Universalium

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