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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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They should archive files off to optical media, tape or floppy if they need to keep them indefinitely but access them less than once every two years," Metzner says.
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"The annoying thing is that whoever stole them will probably just wipe the files off and all those hours of work will be gone."
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