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shank (2)

verb; figurative(ly) metaphorical extension
To slack off but continue to succeed; to accomplish through less conventional needs.
 
"I shanked that assignment, but still got an A."
Etymology : From shank (n.)- a weapon made from available materials, especially by a prison inmate. Extended to encompass a more general meaning of accomplishing something through less conventional, formal, and laborious means.
Source : Common use in certain community.
Last modified: 3 December 2008


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