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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2 meters, a carrying capacity of 60 tons, with a fencing that prevents the vehicle from stalling off the scales.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) expected the storm to move slowly up the coast before stalling off New Jersey, where it could linger for days.