shake off something

shake off something
shake off (something) to free yourself from something.

Investors failed to shake off worries about the economy.

As she was running, she felt a pain in her left leg, but she hoped to shake it off if she slowed up.

Usage notes: usually said about something unpleasant

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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