Green’s Dictionary of Slang

shine v.2

1. [late 19C+] (US campus, also shine out) to play truant (from), to skip classes.

2. [1960s+] (US black, also shine on) to fool, to delude.

3. [1970s] to get rid of; to abandon; to ignore.

4. see shine up to

SE in slang uses

In phrases

shine-eye gal (n.)

[1970s+] (W.I./UK black) a materialistic young woman.

shine (in) (v.)

[1920s–50s] (US) to appear.

shine like a diamond in a goat’s ass (v.) (also shine like a dime in a goat’s ass)

[1980s+] (US) to shine very brightly.

shine like a shitten barn door (v.) [SE shitten, filthied with excrement; the image of wet ordure glistening on a barn door]

[mid-18C–early 19C] to shine brightly.

shine on (v.)

see sense 3 above.

shine one’s pole (v.) (also shine the helmet, shine the pole)

[1990s+] to masturbate.

shine out (v.)

see sense 1 above.

shine someone on (v.) (also put someone on (the) shine, shine it on, shine on someone) [euph. shit n. (1)]

[1960s+] (US black) to ignore, to disdain.

shine up (v.)

[2000s] (US black) to fellate.

shine up to (v.) (also shine) [? to shine a fig. light on the object of one’s admiration]

[mid-19C+] (US) to flatter someone, to curry favour, to court.