shine (one) on

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shine (one) on

1. To deceive one or to tell one a lie, especially in order to deflect or avoid responsibility for something. He told me he hadn't touched a drop of alcohol, but I think he was shining me on. Don't shine us on, Marty. We know you're the one who screwed up the accounts!
2. To insult, provoke, or aggravate one. After the neighbors complained about my Christmas lights, I decided to shine them on a bit by adding even more to my house. If you really want to shine him on, you should bring his sister to the Christmas party as your date. Don't shine the immigration officer on, or you very well might get booted out of the country!
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shine someone

tv. to insult someone; to deceive someone. Stop shining me. I’m cool, man, ice.
See also: shine, someone