put one off

put one off

1. Repel or repulse someone, as in His bad manners put her off, or They were put off by the bad smell. [c. 1900]
2. put someone off. Persuade someone to delay further action, as in He put off the creditors, promising to pay next week, or They managed to put him off from suing. [Early 1600s]
See also: off, one, put
References in periodicals archive ?
At home, they know they can just sort of reach out and put one off the wall, where on the road, they reach out and that same ball's an out to left field.
However, after sitting through enough turkeys to put one off Christmas for eternity, the movie-tie in genre has been faring rather better in recent days.
They are statistics which put one off piling on to the 1-4 about the Aussies to win the series and instead raises the prospect of a punt on the Sri Lankans for the second Test in nine day's time at Hobart where they have a better chance of success.
It is frequently remarked that having to study an uncongenial novel at school can put one off a book or a writer for life.
The negative publicity surrounding the perceived violation of fairness might also put one off.
People gawping at you like you're a performing seal does tend to put one off.
I'm still dithering on my own future in the game but that kind of thing does tend to put one off football management
Asif's absence is enough to put one off taking the 11-8 about a Pakistan series win.
Rome put a wrist shot off the left post, and Grant Stevenson put one off the right post, both pucks bouncing the wrong way.
Not an experience to put one off going South, then, but not one to make you rush for your A-Z.
Indeed, Collingwood's failure to read Chawla's variations put one off backing him for top runscorer honours today.
A 4-1 win over bottom side Bedford did not necessarily signal an upturn in fortunes, though, and while a 1-0 home defeat to a decent Bishop's Stortford side is not a disaster, either, it doesn't put one off backing promotion-chasing Braintree at 5-4 to win in south London.
He might have been a hotshots buy with IG in a European team that also includes Dyson, Oliver Fisher and Emanuele Canonica, but one look at Canonica's unproductive 2007 record is enough to put one off, even though Dyson, Fisher and Garrido are three fixedodds fancies.
In the Nations Cup snooker Scotland are likely to be bought at nine with City, but the downside is enough to put one off.