(one) has to shove off(redirected from they have to shove off)
(one) has to shove off
One has to leave or depart. "Shove off" is a nautical term, referring to the act of pushing against a dock in order to move one's boat away from the shore. We both need to be up early tomorrow, so we'll have to shove off soon.
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