rip something off

rip (something) off

1. To steal something (from someone). We used to go to different shops around the city and rip off snacks and candy bars. Hey, I think that kid ripped my wallet off!
2. To plagiarize or shamelessly copy something (from someone). It's a cool looking movie, but they totally ripped the plot off from Aliens. I can't believe he ripped my idea off like that!
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rip something off

tv. to steal something. The crooks ripped off the hubcaps of my car.
See also: off, rip, something
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If you try and rip something off it ends up looking like a bad copy.
If you try and rip something off, it ends up looking like a bad copy.