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The awkward shuffling and lunging that happens when one attempts to walk accross the path of a slow-moving car (usually in a parking lot). The pedestrian, in an act of benevolence, signals for the car to keep going, only to be waved on by the driver. Both the driver and the pedestrian then wave to thank the other, both thinking that it is there turn to go. Both go, only to realize the other is moving as well. What follows is a series of false starts by both parties. The driver's actions are similar to those involved in "yoking the whip", yet are in a completely different context and have a completely different rationale.
Where were you? I thought you were right behind us...

-Yo, I was about to follow you guys into Taco Bell but this fool coming out of the drive through had me doing the "California Shuffle" for like 5 minutes straight.
by Thisisjohnsmith April 03, 2007
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Addicts are sent to California to get sober, but are bought and sold for their insurance policy’s . The endless cycle of being from sober living to treatment centers. The ending is usually death
It’s not only the California shuffle its the Arizona shuffle the Florida shuffle etc.
by Kingheroin May 07, 2019
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