score (something) off (someone, something, or some place)

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score (something) off (someone, something, or some place)

To get something one wants from some person, place, or thing, especially for free. I scored two tickets to the concert off Janet's brother-in-law! I'm going to try to score some software from the IT department at work. We scored all our furniture off an online swap-and-shop site.
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Jonathan Trott led the way on the dot-ball front, wantonly failing to score off 1,691 balls in championship cricket, with Tony Frost close behind on 1,675.
Chris Coleman's body language is all wrong - he looks haunted by scary visions of relegation and a Harrods hamper payoff - and a 1-0 smash-and-grab Carling Cup win at Birmingham, whose players can only score off the pitch, won't have erased the worry lines.
After all, England's group rivals are being actively encouraged to score off the pitch as well by 70-year-old gaffer Otto Baric but thankfully not with each other.
A brilliant diving stop by Martin-Jenkins at deep gully denied Aftab Habib a certain boundary off the fifth ball after seven had been scored, and Paul Grayson was unable to score off Lewry's final delivery.
Next time he wants to score off the pitch, my advice is to lay off the champagne - then he might get somewhere.
They failed to score off the first ball, had Adam Byram run out off the next, and then scored four runs off three deliveries.
Although his Group 1 entry later in the year looks a tad optimistic on what he's shown so far, it does suggest that he has the requisite ability to score off his current handicap mark.
Offenses were designed to score off the center jump.
They are explosive, they can score off your mistakes and they play really good defense.
However, with so many players active up front, the Tigers were vulnerable defensively, and Central took advantage as Carlos Martinez tied the score off a deflection in the box after a shot by Jesus Hernandez in the ninth minute.
Angell got the slightest touch to a low centre from the left by Eyres to score off a post.
1 -- color) The Red Sox's Jason Varitek just gets past Angels catcher Bengie Molina to score off John Olerud's double in the fifth inning Friday.
Knowing this, I set my players up in way that will enable us to get a quick score off the tip.
Adrian Lopez scored off a header, then Julian Lopez quickly added another score off a free kick.
Ginobili streaked in unnoticed to score off an inbounds play.