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rip off

Meaning: the act of stealing

Example: I can't believe I paid that much money for that outfit. It was a rip off. Read on

sponger, sponging, sponge off

Meaning: someone who scrounges from others

Example: Josh has turned up at my house three times this week just as I'm cooking dinner. What a sponger! Read on

tick off

Meaning: to make a mark next to items on a list that have been completed

Example: I would like to tick off some more items on my list before going home. Read on

right away

Meaning: to do something immediately

Example: I promise to complete my homework right away. Read on

knock socks off

Meaning: doing something which was never done before

Example: Lara's performance at the concert last night just knocked my socks off. Read on

set off

Meaning: to start a journey

Example: We would like to set off for Paris by 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Read on

ward off

Meaning: to prevent something from harming you

Example: Our government has doubled the number of soldiers at the border to ward off illegal immigrants. Read on

get off

Meaning: to leave a place in order to start a journey

Example: If we get off before five o'clock the traffic will not be as bad. Read on

touch off

Meaning: to ignite a thought

Example: The presentation touched off a very important point and I would like to spend some time talking about it. Read on

zoom away | zoom off

Meaning: to be in a hurry

Example: The duo just zoomed off in the mist, the perfect ending to a fairy tale wedding. Read on

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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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