off of (someone or something)

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off of (someone or something)

Away from someone or something. The actress was so beautiful that I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. That tray of cookies is piping hot, so take it off of the table right now!
See also: of, off

off of

Away from, from, as in Don't take your eyes off of the road, or Can I borrow ten dollars off of you? This seemingly ungrammatical idiom has been used since the 1600s and remains current, but more in oral than written communications. Also see under get off, def. 8.
See also: of, off
References in classic literature ?
It was evident that his night's hunting had been unsuccessful and that he had expected to make a meal off of us.
You an' me, Henry, when we die, we'll be lucky if we get enough stones over our carcases to keep the dogs off of us.
M-10 Road Is Located At Moccasin, Mt Off Of Us 87 And Montana 200 On Montana 426 (North Kolin Road).
In a nutshell: Further proof we're doomed: Medical science has found ways to keep us alive longer, only to squeeze more money out of us and for the insurance companies to profit further off of us.
We felt not hiding it was going to take a lot of stress off of us, and it did.
The built-in healthcare lexicon reduces human error and ensures that all PHI is handled properly while taking the burden of building and maintaining it off of us.
I just think most teams are sagging off of us, so we have to swing the ball around and try to get it in (to the post) that way, or I need to do the other things, like rebound and play good defense,'' he said.
The district is located off of US Highway 80, which is a major east-west highway connecting the city to Jackson and Jackson International Airport.