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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.
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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.
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Six passengers rescued after banca stalls off Aklan - PCG
For while she leaves the stalls off the back of an easy win, helped by a favourable draw and in the hands of the most successful jockey in the race's history, she must still defeat 18 opponents.
We work in weather conditions that others don't but when the winds reach 60 and 70mph we need to get our stalls off and our canopies down.
Shirley Park's Environment Day tomorrow includes crafts and stalls off Stratford Road, Shirley.
She wore a straw sun hat and carried a wooden-handled lace parasol as the royal couple explored market stalls off the small town square in Siwa.
When a coastal eddy stalls off Los Angeles, for example, it can reduce temperatures and increase rainfall in the metropolitan area.
I'll wager the same thing would happen in Nuneaton if, say, the council moved all the stalls off the street and on to a purpose-built site.
He unseated rider Amy Ryan leaving the stalls off this 2lb lower mark last time and is worth another chance with the quick ground in his favour at a track where Amy and Kevin Ryan are 2-6 in the last five seasons.
You couldn't even drag her out of the gate - they were lucky to get the stalls off the track.
We have a strong reason to suppose horses drawn more than seven stalls off the far rail will be struggling and have unearthed a 16-1 shot to beat the lot.