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(Ah) shucks!

 and (Ah) shoot!
Rur. Darn! (A mild oath.) Ah, shucks! I forgot to call Grandma. Tom: We can't get chocolate ice cream. The store's all out. Jane: Shucks. Ah, shoot! I missed my favorite TV show.

(Aw) shucks!

Rur. Gosh!; a mild oath. Shucks, ma'am. It wasn't anything at all. Aw shucks, I ain't never been this close to a woman before.

shuck something off

1. to take something off. Tom shucked his jacket off and sat on the arm of the easy chair. He shucked off his jacket.
2. to get rid of someone or something. she shucked all her bad habits off. Tom shucked off one girlfriend after another.
See also: off, shuck

(Aw) shucks!

exclam. a mild oath. (Colloquial.) Aw shucks, I ain’t never been this close to a woman before.




1. n. an insincere person. The guy’s a shuck. Don’t believe a thing he says!
2. tv. & in. to kid someone; to tease someone. Cool it! I’m just shucking.
3. tv. to swindle someone; to deceive someone. He was going to shuck the mayor, but people were beginning to talk, so he blew town.
4. n. a hoax. How could you fall for that old shuck?
5. and shuck down tv. & in. to undress oneself; to remove one’s clothing. He shucked down and showered and was at work in twenty minutes.

shuck down

See shuck
See also: down, shuck
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As the room grows toasty, I set out the oysters, my shucking knife, some saltines, and a bottle of bitter IPA on the Formica dinette table that came from my grandparents' kitchen many years before.
It also operates shucking facilities in Milford, Delaware where it employs approximately 325 people and in Oyster, Virginia where it employs up to 100 people.
His interest in digital video resulted in the award-winning films of his Addiction Trilogy: Little Shots of Happiness (Berlin, SXSW, Mill Valley '97), Shucking the Curve (NY Underground '98, No Dance '99) and The Trouble with Perpetual Deja Vu (NY and Chicago Underground '99, Vancouver International).
I watched an angler shucking oysters and sliding the shells into the water up current of the bridge pilings.
After anchoring 20 feet up current of the bar, out came a shucking knife and glove.
While the water boils, there's shucking and shelling and daydreaming to be done, and - like summer itself - it might take us some sweet time to get everything unwrapped and reaped and ready to eat.
Corn Shucking Contest, as reported in the December issue.
That the institution of corn shucking, from the "white" side of the gaze, was a "display event" (23) can be explained by the fact that corn shucking was not "crisis work" and that, as Abrahams further notes, Southern planters tended to cling "to many of the more aristocratic features which had characterized the Cavalier perspective in England" (65), particularly "ever more theatrical opportunities by which their public postures of power might better be appreciated" (40).
Briefly, an overseer or master elected two "captains" who picked "teams" which raced against each other to finish shucking their assigned pile of the corn harvest first.
The veteran shuckers moved along without even looking up, shucking and tossing with every step.
Cost for this service can vary greatly, from perhaps as low as $15 an hour for shucking only (you provide the oysters) to a $300 flat rate including set-up, oysters, and a minimum time period.
Jokes revolve around shucking corn and grilled pork steaks and the fact that Midwesterners aren't particularly familiar with Jewish people and pray before meals and have lame senses of humor and, well, are kind of dumb.
Often hard-swinging, the album finds Ribot shucking off the dissonant approach he's known for in favor of a more melodic instrumental sound.
with the shucking of the corn husks and often ended as late as 11 p.
Golf legend Chi Chi Rodriguez also swears by the healing properties of magnets, purportedly shucking his shoes to show off magnet-lined insoles at a sports medicine convention in Orlando, Fla.