score off (someone)

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score off (someone)

To gain an advantage over, outdo, defeat, triumph over, humiliate, or make some detrimental remark to someone. Primarily heard in UK. It feels as though I'm scoring off life every time I harvest a vegetable out of my back garden. Mark's younger cousin always makes a point of scoring off him when they get into arguments as a way of flaunting his intellect.
See also: off, score
References in classic literature ?
He meant catching me before he'd done, and scoring me off in exactly the same way that I scored off him, only going one better of course.
The first run scored off him was due to an error by his father.