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shucking and jiving


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  • v. Present participle of shuck and jive.


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  • Back when Safeway was shucking and jiving the burger meat, I'd grab a big roast, ring for the butcher who thought he was safe behind the glass and say "Grind it medium, please", to which he would make retorts like "we have ground beef in the case out there, lady."

    shuckin' and jivin' (or shucking and jiving) is a slang term for the behavior of joking and acting evasively. More generally, the term can also refer to the speech and behavioral mechanisms adopted in the presence of an authoritative figure. Shuckin' and jivin' usually involves clever lies and impromptu storytelling, used to one-up an opponent or avoid punishment.

    June 15, 2015