I've heard this phrase in a song, but I don't think its meaning lies in terms to get rid off something.

I'll never forget you
Although at times we couldn't shake it

  • It's just a poetic synonym of we couldn't make it used for lyrical rhyming purposes. – Ian MacDonald Mar 11 '15 at 19:26
  • "Couldn't shake it" could have several different meanings, depending on context. – Hot Licks Mar 11 '15 at 20:08
  • meaning / interpretation of song lyrics is generally off-topic. See meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/3170/… and other meta questions for info. – Hellion Mar 11 '15 at 20:27
  • I would guess it's one of the thousand idioms for having sex. Or maybe it's about dancing. So it has plausible deniability (won't get bleeped). – Brian Hitchcock Mar 13 '15 at 3:20
  • I've already accepted Ian's answer as final and correct one because it makes perfect sense. – sandokan Mar 13 '15 at 15:35

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