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deflect (something) away from (someone or something)

To direct something away from someone or something. That's why I have an assistant—she deflects all of this minutiae away from me. At the last second, the defenseman deflected the puck away from the goal.
See also: away, deflect
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

deflect something away from someone or something

to divert someone or something away from someone or something; to cause someone or something to veer away from someone or something. The press secretary deflected the reporter's questions from the candidate. The emergency deflected the boss's attention away from my mistake.
See also: away, deflect
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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To be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the sixth model in the Megane line-up promises unruffled progress in the open air thanks to the forward position of its windscreen and a glass wind deflector fixed behind the rear head restraints.
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