Shirked duties - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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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It painted a picture of shirked duties
and incorrect decisions by the government - it is no surprise that after all this time that the parties named in the verdict are seeking to dissociate themselves completely from the verdict.
But if the debate on Libya last month was anything to go by, the new world order resembled the old one -- the established powers still trying to shoulder most of the responsibility of maintaining global order while the emerging powers shirked duties
as global stakeholders.