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Put off

DEFINITION

Postpone. Delay a decision. The phrase implies a disinterest or a need to change plans suddenly. (Compare to String along, Play for time or Kick the can down the road.)

“Every time I ask her to marry me, she just puts off the decision. Maybe I should forget about it.”

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