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file off

To remove something with the use of a file. A noun or pronoun can be used between "file" and "off." Is it safe to file off these calluses on my feet?
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file off (of) (something)

To remove something with the use of a file. A noun or pronoun can be used between "file" and "off." Is it safe to file these calluses off my feet? Someone filed off the serial number of the stolen car, so there's no way to track its original owner.
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file something off

((of) something) Go to file something away (from something).
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file something off Go to file something

away (from something).
See also: file, go, off, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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STEP 6: To adapt the barn-style doghouse (sold in various sizes at most hardware, farm supply and home improvement stores), first file off the tabs that hold the roof section to the bottom (a wood rasp works well) so you can easily lift off the roof when you need to change the bedding.
And, Carden says, unlike competitors' shorter nails, Nailene Real French nails are easier to use with no tabs to file off.
The bars in Whistler Village are buzzing from around 4pm as exhausted skiers and boarders file off the slopes.
A bus breakdown causes no complaints; Finns just file off the bus and try to push it to the next stop.
Then the boys file off into the night to become what they will become, knowing that what they become will be different, because they've been here.
"It's not nearly as easy as grabbing an MP3 file off Napster," Frank says.
He was so disappointed with the performance that he sought out coach Paul Marchand to file off the rough edges that had crept into his game.
We accepted this responsibility and immediately took him to our wonderful vet who showed us how to file off the horns with a special wire.