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tee off

 
1. Lit. to start the first hole in a game of golf. It's time to tee off. Let's get on the course. What time do we tee off?
2. Fig. to begin [doing anything]; to be the first one to start something. The master of ceremonies teed off with a few jokes and then introduced the first act. Everyone is seated and ready to begin. Why don't you tee off?
See also: off, tee

tee someone off

Sl. to make someone angry. (See also teed off.) That really teed me off! Well, you sure managed to tee off everybody!
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teed off

Inf. angry. I'm not teed off! I'm enraged. I was so teed off I could have spit!
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teed (up)

Sl. intoxicated. She was totally teed up by midnight. Tom was too teed to drive.
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to a tee

perfectly The beef was cooked to a tee.
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tee off

1. Start or begin, as in We teed off the fundraising drive with a banquet. This usage is a metaphor taken from golf, where tee off means "start play by driving a golf ball from the tee." [Second half of 1900s]
2. Make angry or irritated, as in That rude comment teed him off, or I was teed off because it rained all weekend. [Slang; mid-1900s] Also see tick off.
See also: off, tee

tee off

v.
1. To drive a golf ball from the tee: The golfer teed off with a 300-yard drive.
2. To hit something or someone solidly with a sweeping blow or stroke: The batter teed off on the pitch and the ball flew over the outfield wall. The boxer was staggering, and his opponent teed off with a hard right-hand punch.
3. To start or begin something: They teed off the fundraising campaign with a dinner. We teed the evening off with cocktails at the hotel.
4. To start; begin: The conference will tee off Saturday morning.
5. Slang To make someone angry or disgusted: These phone solicitations really tee me off. The rude remarks teed off the speaker.
6. tee off on Slang To attack someone verbally: Critics teed off on the mayor for failing to balance the budget.
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tee up

v.
To place some ball on a tee: The golfer bent over and teed the ball up. The kicker teed up the football and stepped backward. The golfer pulled out a golf club and teed up.
See also: tee, up

tee someone off

tv. to make someone angry. (see also teed off.) Well, you sure managed to tee off everybody!
See also: off, tee

teed off

mod. angry. I was so teed off I could have spit!
See also: off, tee

teed (up)

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. She was totally teed up by midnight.
See also: tee, up

teed

verb
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tee-tee

(ˈtiti)
1. in. to urinate. (Juvenile. Usually objectionable.) Jimmy, please go tee-tee before we leave.
2. n. urine. (Juvenile. Usually objectionable.) There’s tee-tee on the floor.

to a tee

Perfectly; exactly: a plan that suits me to a tee.
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