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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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When tornadoes tear through towns, ah shucks, Jimmy is there, offering a comforting hand, acting as the eyes and ears for Democratic and Republican administrations in the White House.
When dodgy foreign governments claim to be holding free and fair elections, aw shucks, Jimmy is there, monitors the process, making sure the ballots are counted fairly.
Mrs Shuck, of Titton, Stourport, Worcestershire - an executor of the estate - was set to inherit pounds 10,000 from Mr Lamb's earlier will, written in 1996.
Mrs Shuck claimed there were clear inconsistencies in Mrs Loveridge's account of how the new will came into existence.
The pathogen grew on high-Aw pecan shucks and shells but died on middle septum tissue stored at 21 C, 30 C and 37 C for up to six days.
While the corn shucks are softening, assemble a large lidded steamer pot with a steamer rack at the bottom of the pan, or place a 2 to 3-inch raised slotted platform on the bottom of the pan.
Dale would finally say, `Aw, shucks, Roy, just say the words.
Shucks, yes, there are oysters here, also pasta and shellfish combos, bouillabaisse, calamari, fresh fish, even frog legs.
Contrary to what a lot of filmmakers think, kooky behavior isn't inherently funny - even if your message is that kookiness is OK because, shucks, we're a family.
I'm not crazy about Darrell Issa's ``Aw, shucks, I'm a big dumb goober just like you'' TV ads and bloopers.