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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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sell like hot cakes

Meaning: be a great commercial success

Example: These books are selling like hotcakes. Read on

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