(one) has got to be pushing off

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(one) has got to be pushing off

One has to leave or depart. "Push off" is a nautical term, referring to the act of pushing against a dock in order to move one's boat away from the shore. We both need to be up early tomorrow, so we've got to be pushing off soon. You've got to be pushing off, or you'll miss your train! I've got to be pushing off if I want to make it to Pittsburgh by nightfall.
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