bum off

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.
See also: bum, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But for Mitch, who worked his bum off today, I thought he bowled exceptionally well, I thought he created great pressure, in tough conditions, fought really hard.
Even if you are freezing your bum off this weekend, for some reason you should be passionately in love.
Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent, then lift the hips and bum off the floor, squeezing at the top to activate your glute muscles.
There are bins scattered around all over the place so just get your bum off the car seat and walk the short distance that it is to throw your litter away!
There are bins scattered around so just get your bum off the car seat and walk the short distance to throw your litter away.
Laughing, he added: "I think if I had got a degree I would hate me - if I was sitting there having worked my bum off, to see this lout going up to get a degree for nothing.
The result is that you now bum off your excess body fat, lose weight, feel and look great, and have more energy--won't that be fun.
He's playful and cheeky, my mam's scottie dog has even had a few slaps on the bum off him when she won't play chase!
But such 'bum off seats' moments from Zaha have been missing with a mazy run which ended in his shot being saved late on at Southampton proving very much the exception rather than the rule.
"I've worked my bum off trying to raise money and favours and, 10 months on and approximately PS20,000 later, I've done it; the building is safe and reopened."
A workout routine will help you stay healthy, maintain your drive and bum off stress (plus going outdoors or to a gym will help you get away from it all).
"I've missed a lot of Test matches and games through injury throughout my career and I also feel like I've worked my absolute bum off as well to have an opportunity to be able to represent my country." Watson added that while he was disappointed to miss out on the third Test, he was happy to be home with his pregnant wife.
Another food burg is Cornish, a few thousand walking calories from Claremont For the record, half a Cornish game hen adds a mere 340 calories, which you can bum off with a brisk walk to Cornish Flat just a bit north.