stall off

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stall off

To avoid, evade, or delay dealing with someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "stall" and "off." A: "If that's the bank manager calling me about the mortgage, tell her I'm not home." B: "You can't keep stalling her off forever, you know." I've been stalling off the investigation for nearly a week, trying to get our accounts in order before the auditor comes to look at them.
See also: off, stall

stall someone or something off

to put off or delay someone or something. The sheriff is at the door. I'll stall him off while you get out the back door. You can stall off the sheriff, but you can't stall off justice.
See also: off, stall
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That should have put him spot-on for a massive run from stall one off only 2lb higher than on his handicap debut last year.
There should be more to come with that run under his belt and he is likely to make a bold bid to make all from stall one off the same mark.
From stall one off his lower mark, he should do much better.
Even though the race is over 1m6f, I was pleased to see her land a stall one off the rail, as it greatly reduces the chances of her being trapped wide 7The way she ended the race at Nottingham, there is a concern that she found the 1m6f stretching her stamina considering her weak finishing effort, and it could be significant that she has an entry over shorter at Windsor next Monday.