shirk duty

shirk (one's) duty

To avoid, neglect, or evade one's duty or responsibility. You're supposed to manage the company's social media presence throughout the day, but we feel like you've been shirking your duties lately. It turns out that he had shirked his duty as the quality assurance inspector, which resulted in several thousand batches being contaminated with E. coli.
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shirk one's duty

to neglect one's job or task. The guard was fired for shirking his duty. You cannot expect to continue shirking your duty without someone noticing.
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Honasan's decision to abide by his party's wishes, albeit reluctantly, could be traced to his background as a military man who did not shirk duty nor leave his men behind.
NEW KOMEITO MUST NOT SHIRK DUTY ON ARTICLE 9 (The Daily Yomiuri as translated from the Yomiuri Shimbun)