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dry off

To remove wetness from oneself, someone, or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dry" and "off." Here's a towel so you can dry yourself off when you get out of the pool. Can you answer the phone while I dry off my hands?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dry someone or something off

to remove the moisture from someone or something. Please dry your feet off before coming in. Dry off your feet before you come in here!
See also: dry, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Then I use a cloth and detergent and hot water and start at the top and work my way down and then dry them off with a chamois.
| DRY THEM OFF Leave the tubers upside down in a greenhouse or shed to dry off, and once that's done, remove any remaining soil with your hands and cut off any bits that look damaged or diseased.
It has been specifically formulated to work with wet skin, so you can reapply it when your little one comes out of the pool without having to dry them off first.
Let them cool and dry them off, then place them in freezer bags and store in your freezer.
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Dry them off on a framework of canes and netting before bringing them indoors (cover them with plastic sheeting if rain threatens or the base of the bulbs may re-grow and you'll have trouble keeping them).
Stop watering cannas to dry them off before storing them for the winter in a frost-free place.
Answering the phone would require the person to de-glove, wash his/her hands, dry them off, and then answer the call.
'Books catalogued according to the dewy decimal system.' I can only guess that they were catalogued early in the morning, before the sun had a chance to dry them off."
You need to wipe the tiles with a wet cloth and then dry them off with an old towel.
Cut back chrysanthemums, dry them off and store them in a frost-free place until spring, when they can be replanted.
AON A dry day cut the stems and dry them off in a well-ventilated room or garage.
LIFT summer- flowering bulbs such as gladioli, crinums and tigridias and dry them off in the airing cupboard for a few days before cleaning them in a frost-free shed.
Dry them off in an airy, shady place and sort through them for replanting in Oct-Nov.Lift early varieties of potatoes as needed, or when top growth begins to yellow.