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chew off

To separate something from something else by biting or gnawing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "'chew" and "off." Our new puppy is lucky he's so adorable, because he's already chewed the leg off our nightstand.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

chew something off something

 and chew something off
to bite or gnaw something off something. The puppy chewed the heel off my shoe. The puppy chewed off the heel and mangled the tongue.
See also: chew, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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