head off at the pass

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Related to head off at the pass: cut some slack, along the lines, run an errand, same old same old, To Say the Least, worse for wear

head someone off at the pass

Fig. to intercept someone. (From Old West movies. Fixed order.) I need to talk to John before he gets into the boss's office. I'll head him off at the pass. The sheriff set out in a hurry to head Jed off at the pass.
See also: head, off, pass