flake off of

flake off

1. To fall from something in small bits or pieces. Ugh, look at all the glitter that flaked off my birthday cards.
2. To cause something to fall from something else in small bits or pieces. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is usually used between "flake" and "off." Hey, stop touching the wall—you're flaking the paint off it!
3. slang To ignore a planned event or responsibility, often to do something frivolous instead. I flaked off class this afternoon and went to the mall instead.
See also: flake, off

flake off of (something)

1. To fall from something in small bits or pieces. Ugh, look at all the glitter that's flaked off of my birthday cards.
2. To cause something to fall from something else in small bits or pieces. Hey, stop touching the wall—you're flaking the paint off of it!
See also: flake, of, off

flake something off of something

 and flake something off
to make bits or flakes break off from the whole. The sculptor flaked bits of stone off the block, but you could not yet see what the block was going to become. She flaked off a little more.
See also: flake, of, off