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flick off

1. To turn something off, typically a switch. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flick" and "off." I flicked off the living room light and headed upstairs to bed.
2. To remove something from someone or something with a quick touch or gesture. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flick" and "off." Startled, I immediately flicked the bug off my shoulder.
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flick something off someone or something

 and flick something off
to brush or knock a speck of something off of someone or something with a quick movement. She flicked a speck of lint off his collar. She flicked off the lint.
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flick off

v.
1. To remove something from a surface with a quick, brief sweeping motion: I flicked off the cat hair from my sweater before I went outside. The tailor flicked some loose threads off before giving me the suit.
2. To deactivate by using a switch; switch off: He flicked the light off and shut the door. She flicked off the bright lights to conserve energy.
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The 30-year-old brought up his double ton with a leg-side flick off Umesh Yadav midway through the evening session.
Simon Mantell's powerful drag flick off an indirect penalty corner also went into the net as England led 3-1.
Then Owen calmly lobbed into the net when he was presented with a second chance thanks to a flick off defender Ken Oman.
Scott Thomson cleared a Harding flick off the line early in the second half as Morton pushed for a second goal.
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Edwin van der Sar might have had the shot covered but a flick off Scholes on its way through a packed penalty area gave the Dutch goalkeeper no chance.
Skipper Jon Lewis and Collingwood both fell for 28 to the spin of Pietersen and Patel before North reached his 100 with a flick off his legs for four.
A flick off the hip off Tuffey, bowling from the nursery end, to the fine-leg boundary and a couple of twos got him and England moving, however, before Trescothick succumbed.
And if they have two or three extra hours a day, they can find some place in Central America to flick off extra tires at a lower cost," Jenkins says.
As Younis trudged back to the pavilion after miscuing a flick off his legs, Slater and Richards on Channel 4's highlights package launched, in tabloid speak, a blistering attack.
Vice magazine is really brutal--they give a zero, like, "This band should flick off and die," really harsh, so considering it was a really good review and really flattering that was probably the best one I've heard so far.
The inswinger took a fortuitous flick off Thomas Gravesen and popped up invitingly for Mario Stanic to head home past goalkeeper Richard Wright.
Crewe began the second half on top and came within inches of taking the lead through Jack's cheeky flick off his heel which just cleared the bar.
Six minutes later Petric cleared Thomson's flick off the line.
"In losing the toss we knew it was going to be tough, but there were too many soft wickets,"said Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer."This was not a 150 type of wicket." The collapse began in just the fourth over, when Suranga Lakmal had both Brian Chari and Craig Ervine caught at second slip in the space of three deliveries, and in the next over, Sikandar Raza Butt's careless legside flick off Nuwan Kulasekara found midwicket.