give the shake

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give (someone) the shake

To escape, slip away from, or rid oneself of someone. The burglar was able to give the police the shake by ducking into a series of back alleys.
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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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We were told we would have to take medication for the rest of our lives, and the drugs gave us the shakes.