squirrel out of (something)

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squirrel out of (something)

1. To squirm, wiggle, or squeeze out of something. The cat managed to squirrel out of its cage at the veterinarian's office. Our toddler thinks it's hilarious to squirrel out of his diaper.
2. To avoid or escape from some situation, obligation, or responsibility through sly or devious means. Oh no, you're not squirreling out of doing the dishes this time! I tried to squirrel out of going to the party, but my husband is guilt-tripping me into coming with him.
See also: of, out, squirrel
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In most cases, mounting a squirrel baffle--a plastic or metal cone available from hardware and pet stores--on your feeder pole will keep squirrels out of your feeders.
The refuge is surrounded by a five-kilometre buffer zone designed to keep grey squirrels out of the area, but significant numbers have been seen, particularly in Southport and Formby village.