bum (something) off (someone)

bum (something) off (someone)

To obtain or make use of something that belongs to someone else by sponging or begging. Hey, can I bum a pen off you? I forgot mine today. Tom always bums cigarettes off me whenever we're out for drinks.
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bum something off someone

Sl. to beg or borrow something from someone. Can I bum a cigarette off you? You can't bum anything off me that I don't have.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bum something (off someone)

tv. to beg or borrow something (from someone). Can I bum two quarters for a phone call?
See also: bum, off, someone, something
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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