steal off

steal something off someone

to rob something from someone. I think that guy who walked past me stole my wallet off me! Max stole a lot of money off tourists last season.
See also: off, steal
References in classic literature ?
A fox, startled from his sleep by her light footstep on the leaves, looked inquisitively at Pearl, as doubting whether it were better to steal off, or renew his nap on the same spot.
You steal off to America, thinking I am in England, and behave like this.
Mum saw it and grabbed his hand, threw it off and said 'don't you ever steal off my mother'.
Detective Inspector Phil Mahon, of Liverpool North CID, said: The victim is 101 years old and one of only a handful of people in the country who has lived through both world wars, but some deplorable person still thinks it is acceptable to barge into her home and try to steal off her.
Thomas Bosc tagged on both conversions and Catalan made it 14-0 with a Bosc penalty for Cudjoe's illegal ball steal off the dangerous Anderson.
The last play of (regulation), Quinny made a huge steal off a missed free throw with like 10 seconds to go, and we just hit a jump shot.
How could he steal off me and other elderly people who trusted him?
It's one thing to take off the pub, but to steal off charity is just disgusting.
The good news for Wales is that they held their own well in the set piece against a traditionally strong Springbok unit, with a 100 per cent success rate on their own line-out and a notable steal off the South Africans' throw.
He ploughed all the money he could into the bandits, from part time jobs he was holding down and started to steal off his dad to feed his addiction.
Then came the steal off Redick and the ensuing free throws.
They virtually sealed the win with roughly five minutes to play in the match when they made a key steal off a poor Bahraini attack, scoring on the fast break for a 28-22 lead.
I see these people as an easy target for the police with over sensitive noses, much easier than sorting out teenagers who beat up pensioners and thugs who steal off women in broad daylight.
Having cut the deficit to 13 as the quarter wound down, a cheeky steal off an inbounds play by Rudy Wallace triggered a decisive run of 14 points as the period ended.
I just can't believe that there are people out there that can steal off any graves, let alone a baby's.