tell where to get off


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tell (one) where to get off

An expression of frustration or anger. If she assigns me one more project, I'm going to tell her where to get off! A: "How did you end up in jail?" B: "Well, the officer tried to give me a parking ticket, and I told him where to get off."
See also: get, off, tell

tell someone where to get off

to scold someone; to express one's anger to someone; to tell someone off. Wait till I see Sally. I'll tell her where to get off! She told me where to get off and then started in scolding Tom.
See also: get, off, tell