give the shake

(redirected from gave him the shake)

give (someone) the shake

Slang
To escape from or get rid of: We managed to give our pursuers the shake.
See also: give, shake
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Britain's favourite medium has revealed that it was a certain lady who gave him the shakes when he got the chance to meet his idol - Shirley Bassey.
But if Gregor's Dickensian appearance was frightening, it wasn't the only thing that gave him the shakes.