shrug off

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Related to shrug off: come off, up to par, in line with
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minimize the importance of, brush aside

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CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown ``should shrug off his critics''.
Evolution has failed to turn dogs into couch potatoes, computer game addicts, or other variations on sedentary themes--no self-respecting dog would shrug off a run.
Three years ago, researchers announced they had found a gene that, when mutated, enables the parasite that causes the majority of the world's malaria to shrug off the widely used drug chloroquine (SN: 11/29/97, p.
Bayern team-mate Carsten Jancker is hoping to shrug off a toe injury and Sebastian Deisler and Carsten Ramelow have thigh strains.
I could understand intellectually that American courts are reservoirs of racist sentiment and have historically been hostile to black defendants, but a lifetime of propaganda about American "justice" is hard to shrug off.
But Tigers coach Ian Millward backed Super League's Man of Steel to shrug off the setback.
She's always known when to get deep--and when to shrug off the melodrama and have a good time.
When it descends over a drama--as it tends increasingly to do in our movies--it becomes inescapable and pervasive, and so no easier to shrug off than a winter which seems to sprawl from the end of one Canadian summer to the beginning of another.
While the college-age characters of the popular show might shrug off the court ruling as a minor "bummer," state and local officials interested in sustaining ties with California's third largest industry are taking the matter more seriously.
DAVID Cameron will shrug off calls to scrap the hated NHS reforms in a speech today.