turn someone off

turn someone off

tv. to dull someone’s interest in someone or something. The preacher set out to turn off the congregation to sin.
See also: off, turn
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Lord Neuberger, president of the Supreme Court, said spending a couple of months in prison would not turn someone off crime.
And there's nothing more likely to turn someone off the subject than if he or she is constantly told 'how can you fall in love with that?
This allows you to avoid using terminology that is too difficult, which is the quickest way to turn someone off from reading and using something like this.
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