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come off it

slang Stop it. This set phrase is usually used in the imperative and directed at one who is deemed to be acting foolishly. Oh, come off it, you're as smart as anyone in this program.
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Come off it!

 
1. Inf. Stop acting arrogantly! (See also come off ((of)something).)) Come off it, Tiff. You're not the Queen of England.
2. Inf. Give up your incorrect point of view! Come off it! You're wrong, and you know it!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

come off it

Stop acting or speaking foolishly or pretentiously, as in Oh come off it! you're no smarter than they are. This term, often used as an imperative, dates from the late 1800s, when it was usually put simply as come off.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

come off it!

said when vigorously expressing disbelief. informal
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come ˈoff it

(spoken) used to show that you do not believe somebody/something or that you disagree with somebody: ‘I can’t afford a holiday this year.’ ‘Come off it, you’ve got plenty of money.’
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Come off it!

1. and Get off it! exclam. Stop acting arrogantly! Come off it, Tiff. You’re not the Queen of England. Get off it, you conceited slob!
2. exclam. Give up your incorrect point of view! You are arguing from a foolish position. You’re dead wrong. Get off it!
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come off it

Slang
To stop acting or speaking foolishly or pretentiously. Often used in the imperative.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

come off it

Quit pretending or acting foolish or lying. Originally American slang dating from about 1900, it may, as one writer suggests, be related to coming down from a high perch or position of lofty pompousness (see on one’s high horse). W. Somerset Maugham, a master of realistic dialogue, wrote, “Come off it, Roy . . . I’m too old a bird to be caught with chaff ” (Cakes and Ale, 1930).
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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