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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.
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Scoring off the bench proved to be a big difference between the Clippers and Pistons.
This year, nobody is scoring off the charts but everyone is getting a little bit,'' said USC senior Ebony Hoffman, who finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and four steals.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE - Whether it was defending them or scoring off them, long throw-in plays hadn't benefited the Westlake High girls' soccer team.
Besides Glaus' homer in the seventh, the closest the Angels came to scoring off Martinez came in the fourth inning after Palmeiro singled with one out.
The 6-1 guard adds speed and scoring off the Toreros bench, and his quickness provides a burst of energy.
What's next: Will be relied upon for scoring off bench and to stretch defenses as team's only consistent 3-point shooter.