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    отмазывать

    right, im told this word in the meaning 'to find reasons not to do something' is bad, like jargon. my russian teacher say's it shouldn't be used in this meaning but my my girlfriend and her friends say it quite often and other russian youths have said it too. so, whats the general consensus on this word?
    Не откладывай на завтра того, с кем можешь переспать сегодня
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    Translation of the phrase, you wrote is "Отмазываться".
    Example: Отмазываться от армии - do smth. to not to go to Army
    - Меня забирают в армию
    - А я отмазался

    Отмазаться от работы...

    Отмазывать/отмазать (кого-то/somebody) - to eliminate someone's troubles (like jail...)

    - Меня завтра пошлют на дежурство ?
    - Не бойся, я тебя отмазал..

    Feel free to use it.

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    Re: отмазывать

    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    right, im told this word in the meaning 'to find reasons not to do something' is bad, like jargon. my russian teacher say's it shouldn't be used in this meaning but my my girlfriend and her friends say it quite often and other russian youths have said it too. so, whats the general consensus on this word?
    It is a jargon word. You would not sound like a well-spoken person with this vocabulary. It is not particularly offensive, just don't use it for public presentations or at a job interview.
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    Re: отмазывать

    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    right, im told this word in the meaning 'to find reasons not to do something' is bad, like jargon. my russian teacher say's it shouldn't be used in this meaning but my my girlfriend and her friends say it quite often and other russian youths have said it too. so, whats the general consensus on this word?
    It is a jargon word. You would not sound like a well-spoken person with this vocabulary. It is not particularly offensive, just don't use it for public presentations or at a job interview.
    У Lt. Columbo есть отмазка: он общается с русскими в узком дружеском кругу.

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    thanks guys!
    Не откладывай на завтра того, с кем можешь переспать сегодня
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    Re: отмазывать

    Yeah, i forgot...Another meaing of "отмазываться" - trying to persuade someone that it's not your fault...

    Не отмазывайся - я все видел !

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