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a bit off

1. Sickly, unwell, or out of sorts, either physically or mentally. You seem a bit off, Jim. Are you feeling all right? That dog on the corner looks a bit off. I think we should walk another way home. A: "Did you hear? Miranda's father is in the hospital." B: "Oh man, I thought she seemed a bit off today."
2. Somewhat strange, incorrect, inaccurate, or substandard. A: "The rest of your portrait is coming along really well, but the hands look a bit off." B: "I know, hands are just so hard to draw!" The gameplay is great, but the graphics on the characters' faces are a bit off. Are you sure you're doing touch-ups with the same paint color? It just looks a bit off.
3. Of food, spoiled or rotten. These chicken breasts smell a bit off—I think we should throw them out. Oh yeah, that milk is a bit off—I would not drink that. I just throw out food that seems a bit off. I mean, why take a chance?
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bite off

To use the teeth to pull off something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bite" and "off." We had to take the dog to the vet after he bit off and ate a piece of a questionable-looking plant. Once the lollipop was soft enough, I bit it off the stick
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*bit off

 and *little off
a little crazy; a little out of whack. (*Typically: be ~; find someone ~.) This guy's a little off, but he is harmless.
See also: bit, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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