put one off

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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
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That final round are the sort of occasions that can either put someone off or inspire you," added Brewerton.
We are certainly not going to put someone off taking part because of old-fashioned notions of what girls and boys should play.
The number one thing to put someone off returning to a restaurant is the glimpse of a dirty kitchen area (91%)
You hear all this talk about him being a disciplinarian and it could put someone off.
It does put them off, and if you put someone off PE aged 14 or 15 that can last for years after they leave school.
However, he gallantly added: "To be honest, if you have a face like Leanne's, it's going to take more than a rotten set of teeth to put someone off.
You can't put someone off when it is convenient for you--it's about making sure that the customer knows that they're important and that we are here to help," he says.
Watch you don't put someone off who could be good for you.
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