shirk (one's) duty

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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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After all, we have long been on the frontline of the battle to establish and then restore democracy on our shores, and I believe we will not shirk our duty and our mission this time around.
"We shall not shirk our duty of care to Ms Lyon and her unborn child.
But we have never been ones to shirk our duty and we know that without us, nobody else would keep you up to date with the all-important news of a cheating-husband-foiling parrot, a thieving cleaning lady and an unlucky Russian competition-winner.