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bite off

To use the teeth to pull off something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bite" and "off." We had to take the dog to the vet after he bit off and ate a piece of a questionable-looking plant. Once the lollipop was soft enough, I bit it off the stick
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*bit off

 and *little off
a little crazy; a little out of whack. (*Typically: be ~; find someone ~.) This guy's a little off, but he is harmless.
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bite something off

to remove something in a bite. Ann bit a piece off and chewed it up. She bit off a piece.
See also: bite, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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