good off

good off

Shirk work or responsibility, loaf; fool around. For example, We were supposed to be studying but we were really goofing off, or If you ever feel like goofing off, please call me. This idiom was a synonym of goof up during World War II, a usage that has died out. [Slang; 1920s]
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Brucie needs to live with another playful dog and is very good off the lead, although his recall needs reinforcing with treats.
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But the Londoner looked just as good off the catwalk as she did on it.
Award winning, intimate restaurant on busy highway, free standing building with good off street parking.
But European Tour supremo George O'Grady revealed: "I played with him in a pro-am recently and he is very good off a handicap of four.
The new polymer blend of the Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA is good not only for the environment due to its low aromatic oil content; it also provides excellent wet grip and mileage together with good off-road performance, while the tread's high cut resistance also helps ensure good off road performance.
You just have to try your best and luckily I hit the ball good off the tee and I got half-decent scores.
From the start, you'll need to be good off the tee and a little inventive around the greens.
At Liverpool you have to be good on the field but you also have to be good off it.
If Jamie Carragher is as good off the field as he is on, then let him get on with his scheme.
There are beautiful mature gardens, a driveway to the front together with car port to the side plus driveway with good off street parking.
They walk nicely on the lead and are very good off lead.
All I know is Harry was a good manager on the pitch, just like Sacha Gaydamak was good off it.
Every day in training, you see he has a great enthusiasm for the game and he is good off both feet, so I'm delighted for him.
I know a lot of the players at the club and I'm sure that with a good off season together we will come out all guns blazing in 2009, I am really excited about our prospects for next year.