As taken from Wikipedia, and which I checked out elsewhere, the first instance of this term is the title of a Jazz song from 1926 by Bennie Moten. Beyond that, it's a term that's only been given real meaning by the movie Lucky Number Slevin, in which it's used to refer to a kind of con game. Specifically a con in which a combination of distraction and subterfuge cause the mark to turn their attention away from the plot which proceeds in the opposite direction. The term itself is weighted with football, gambling, and other innuendo but since it didn't exist as a phrase until that movie was released, you could read that subtext into it or not. At it's simplest, a good head fake in sports is a Kansas City Shuffle. At a more complex level an army massing battalions of tanks on one front to occupy enemy attention and draw them out of fortified positions while in reality a naval attack ensues instead would also be a Kansas City Shuffle. In short, it's a cute name for a kind of misdirection.
When you look left and Bruce Willis snaps your neck
The Kansas City Shuffle is when everyone looks left....
::unsuspecting sap looks left::
Can be used in relation to anything involving distraction and misdirection by which you get everyone to look one way, while whatever you're doing involves going the other way.
When everyone else moves right, you move left. That is what a Kansas City Shuffle is.
The storyline of the 2006 film Lucky Number Slevin uses a "Kansas City Shuffle" as the primary plot device. As Mr. Goodkat mentions, "A Kansas City Shuffle is when everybody looks left, you go right." The origin of its name is revealed when a cover version of the song, performed by J. Ralph, plays at the end of the film. An item of interest regarding the Kansas City Shuffle is that while you've been reading this I've been fucking your mom.
For an example of the Kansas City Shuffle, see above.
When you see a fine girl walking down the street in Kansas City, and once she gets in the car she pulls a gun out of her purse and takes your shit.
Girl: Kansas City's cool, you know you just gotta be aware of that Kansas City Shuffle.
Driver: The Kansas City Shuffle? What's that?
Passenger: Yeah, the fuck is that?
Girl: It's like this....
Driver: Oh shit bitch!
When you take a goat and put its back legs in your rubber boots with your legs in them and perform an animal kingdom nasty dance. (aka- Goat boning or sheep shagging)
Branden was from kansas and got bored/horny one day. So he broke into a local farm with his high flooder's on and performed the Kansas City Shuffle on a lone goat.
A Kansas city shuffle is the action of taking one's identity and getting rid of that person who now has your identity. So basically your old identity is dead and there is a body to prove it, but you continue living your life as someone else.
You owe bad people money. You take someone else's identity and live a new life by moving elsewhere. You kill the other guy and leave the corpse in your own appartement a bit disfigured with your own IDs. Everyone will believe you got killed and your own identity stops here.
thats a kansas city shuffle!