off the face of the earth

off the face of the earth

also from the face of the earth
completely gone I enjoy boxing but wouldn't miss it if it dropped off the face of the earth tomorrow.
Usage notes: most often used with the verbs drop, disappear, and wipe
See also: earth, face, of, off
References in classic literature ?
The office will have vanished off the face of the earth.
At this point they came in sight of thirty forty windmills that there are on plain, and as soon as Don Quixote saw them he said to his squire, "Fortune is arranging matters for us better than we could have shaped our desires ourselves, for look there, friend Sancho Panza, where thirty or more monstrous giants present themselves, all of whom I mean to engage in battle and slay, and with whose spoils we shall begin to make our fortunes; for this is righteous warfare, and it is God's good service to sweep so evil a breed from off the face of the earth.
We've a small army looking for the fellow, but it does seem as though he had disappeared off the face of the earth.
Mark were brought to Venice, the city could never rise to high distinction among the nations; that the body must be captured, brought to the city, and a magnificent church built over it; and that if ever the Venetians allowed the Saint to be removed from his new resting-place, in that day Venice would perish from off the face of the earth.
I say, sweep it off the face of the earth and begin afresh.
You were to have no capital punishment, but were first to sweep off the face of the earth all legislators, jurists, and judges, who were of the contrary opinion.
Well, it's up to you to say what you will do," said he; "for my part I have a score to settle with these monkey-folk, and if it ends by wiping them off the face of the earth I don't see that the earth need fret about it.
I have sometimes asked myself how it was that these communities were not utterly swept off the face of the earth, and how they could possibly survive.
They left their horses, loaded and tied, and just disappeared off the face of the earth, leaving neither hide nor hair behind them.
So full of s*** if you took an enema you would disappear off the face of the earth.
45pm) TWENTY years after he vanished off the face of the Earth, Butch Cassidy (Sam Shepard) has reinvented himself as James Blackthorn in a secluded Bolivian village.
He writes, "A wall of wind has swept enormous trees / off the face of the earth, and a sick man / has killed twelve strangers in a theater, / and I'm supposed to craft an art from air--/ make something here worthy of memory, worthy of speech--" In the fallen world we know, it would be easy to succumb to the paralysis of despair.
I believe Jesse Matthew was the last person she was seen with before she vanished off the face of the Earth because it's been a week and we can't find her,'' Charlottesville police Chief Timothy Longo said.
Even if it kills all of them and wipes them and their descendants off the face of the Earth.