flick off


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flick something off someone or something

 and flick something off
to brush or knock a speck of something off of someone or something with a quick movement. She flicked a speck of lint off his collar. She flicked off the lint.
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flick off

v.
1. To remove something from a surface with a quick, brief sweeping motion: I flicked off the cat hair from my sweater before I went outside. The tailor flicked some loose threads off before giving me the suit.
2. To deactivate by using a switch; switch off: He flicked the light off and shut the door. She flicked off the bright lights to conserve energy.
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Suarez thought he had scored with a 25-yard free-kick but a faint flick off the top of Phil Jones' head in the wall was enough to divert the ball on to the bar with the keeper well beaten.
6 ASHLEY WILLIAMS Won't be happy to have been bundled off the ball by Hooper but usual rock of reliability with a key block and an instinctive flick off own line.
The striker hit home on 37 minutes with delightful flick off a David Jones corner.
A short ball first up bounced over the wicketkeeper and ended up going for four byes, before Hales cracked a short and wide one away for four and followed it up with a flick off his pads.
One careless slip and she might flick off his famous syrup.
Shoaib Malik and Fawad Alam did their best to regroup in a 47-run stand for the fifth wicket, the highlight of which was Fawad's effortless flick off Collingwood to notch up the first six of the match in the 13th over.
Maynard, who had started his innings on 989 runs, achieved his own personal milestone with a flick off his legs for four off James Averis.
On the stroke of half time Jackson headed a Booth flick off the line and the first chance of the second half fell to former Racing defender Quentin Townsend who shot straight into the arms of Dutton.
Jackson found the top corner of the net with his drag- flick off the second penalty corner.
Arens said that to avoid gaining weight, flick the pie- flick off the top of your mince pie and you lose a third of its 240 calories.
Willie Wallace put us 2-1 ahead with a brilliant flick off the outside of his right boot after a great ball forward from Tommy Gemmell.
I just flicked over to it for a few minutes to see what all the fuss was about, and somehow forgot to flick off.
But I long for a rebel with the guts to say flick off.
Maynard, who had started his innings on 989 runs, had earlier achieved his own personal milestone with a flick off his legs for four off James Averis.
London, Dec 3 (ANI): Romantic comedy 'Four Christmases' has topped the UK box office after its opening weekend, knocking latest Bond flick off the number one spot.