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buck off

Of a horse, to stand on its back legs, in an attempt to knock a rider off its back. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buck" and "off." Be careful with that horse—he's pretty ornery and might try to buck you off.
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buck someone off

[for a horse or similar animal] to rear up in an attempt to shake off its rider. The horse tried to buck Sharon off, but she held on tight. The horse bucked off its rider.
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You'll stalk through howling December winds, glass rippling prairie country until your eyes water and frost forms on your eyebrows, and likely attempt a shot on a giant buck off wobbly shooting sticks in waist-high grass.
I heave a shoulder against the low ceiling like I can buck off a mile of black rock.
SEAN O MIOCHAIN Great show but man I turned my head away when that keg was about to finish that buck off. RTE should try to sell this abroad but as it is and not by other countries making their version of it.
"Lindsay is in the midst of a comeback right now and she won't let this guy try and make a quick buck off of her.
"What no one needs is your council and big developers looking to make a quick buck off the back of cash crop housing estates on the green belt." Mr Opperman adds: "You have quite simply chosen the wrong areas.
The book's three thematically related short stories--one about a boy secretly loved by a princess, a second about a frog who wants to make a buck off divinity, and a third about a woman with a strange connection to Nigeria--delve deeply into the use and misuse of fantasy.
It is one thing for private entrepreneurs to get into the business of making a buck off Obama.
"In other words he didn't think he could make a quick enough buck off the back of us which is why we told him in the semi-finals that we didn't want to work with him and we didn't want the recording deal."
Rarely present in BBS himself, Scott stitches together scraps of his subjects' recollections into eight topical narrative collages focusing on different aspects of BBS culture, from the quixotic struggle to make a buck off the boards to the fierce rivalries between the BBS art groups, teams of graphically gifted kids who competed to produce the most dazzling images working from a palate of clunky colored blocks.
Somebody always makes a buck off conflict, just human nature.
It's probably publishers Penguin - eager to make a quick buck off chef Jamie's back - who pushed her into it.
The sheer multitude of unscrupulous characters searching for any way to make a quick buck off of the hard work of others makes it nearly impossible to avoid becoming a victim in one way or another.
If they can make a buck off your hard work, well, good for them.
While Ken and Jackie are watching the sun go down tonight with a glass of Cobra in their hand and not a care in the world, sports betting junkies like us will be frantically ringing our bookies and clicking our mouses trying to earn a fast buck off tonight's football action.