cart off(redirected from carting off)
To remove someone or something from a particular place or area, especially roughly or dismissively, typically because it is a nuisance or is going to be discarded. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cart" and "off." The police carted off the burglar after they caught him fleeing the scene of the crime. I don't need half the junk that's in my new office, so I'm going to ask one of the cleaning guys to cart it all off.
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cart someone or something off
to take or haul someone or something away. (When used with someone the person is treated like an object.) The police came and carted her off. Let's cart off these boxes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Also, cart away. Transport or remove in an unceremonious way, as in The police carted them all off to jail, or We'll call the town to cart away this trash. This term owes its meaning to cart, a humble conveyance compared to a carriage. [Second half of 1800s]
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