duck and dive

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duck and dive

To use one's cleverness or resourcefulness to avoid or address problems or obstacles. Longtime politicians always seem to have a great ability to duck and dive.
See also: and, dive, duck

ducking and diving

Participating in a variety of activities, often illicit ones. I'm worried that John is ducking and diving because he's hardly ever home anymore and won't tell me what he does all day.
See also: and, dive, duck
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duck and dive

use your ingenuity to deal with or evade a situation.
1998 New Scientist You don't last for over 100 million years without some capacity to duck and dive.
See also: and, dive, duck
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