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

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: flick, off
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Alexander-Arnold was clearly looking to deliver a cross into the box, but the ball flicked off Wood and looped over Pope into the far corner.Burnley then played a huge part in their own downfall moments later when Ben Mee gifted possession to Firmino inside the hosts' half.
FORMATION: 3-4-1-2 TRUEMAN: Unlucky with the first goal, which flicked off Dean, held a long shot from Allef well but parried straight to Chao for the second equaliser ....................5.5 DEAN: The back three wobbled early on - all of them.
Andy Freeman, who works in Rugeley, was casting bait in Wade Lake in Hill Ridware when the ring was flicked off his finger.
in a game low on quality but high in entertainment, an increasingly desperate Boca threw everything at their opponents in search of an equalizer and Boca came agonizingly close to leveling when Leonardo Jara's deflected shot flicked off the outside of the post.
Ryan Nyambe crossed from the right and it flicked off former Academy forward Okera Simmonds before left-back Evans forced home.
The guests came close when Piotr Zielinski hit the post and were deadly on a stuttering clearance as Dries Mertens flicked off Jose Callejon on 10 minutes.
Xherdan Shaqiri drilled across goal and the ball flicked off Shane Long and struck Hoedt who watched in horror as it rolled into his own net.
She collected seven fours in her 36-ball 37 as she flicked off legs, cover drive, slapped through point, firmly pulled, finely and aggressively swept.
Conte's growing frustration boiled over when Willian's cross flicked off both Martin Olsson and Alfie Mawson, before going behind, only for referee Neil Swarbrick to award a goal kick.
The Blue Eagles flicked off the obstacle the University of Santo Tomas tried to pose, using a strong finish to hammer out a 102-83 victory Saturday afternoon at Smart Araneta Coliseum that forced the Tigers to confront a cold, hard truth: A storied program could crash to its first winless season.
Tunstall got back into the race but just before the start of the penultimate lap the 34-year-old was flicked off his machine through the fast, third-gear Sheene Curve.
The disputed goal relates to a 2010 strike which flicked off Pepe and has been credited to the defender.
Toni Kroos' corner was headed out by Milan Skriniar but only as far as the edge of the penalty area where Boateng returned the ball with a low shot which flicked off Skriniar en route to the bottom corner of the net.
Gomez's first-time shot was going wide until it deflected off Graham's foot and went in off the right-hand post 0-2, Defoe, 85mins: Fletcher teed-up Johnson in the box, his shot flicked off Seamus Coleman and hit a combination of Defoe's knee and hand to send it past Tim Howard from close range BOOKINGS SAFC: Brown 43mins (foul), Gomez 65mins (foul), Defoe 66mins (foul) EFC: Coleman 73mins (foul), Garbutt 88mins (foul) SENT OFF SAFC: None EFC: None REFEREE Lee Probert (Wiltshire) ..6 Missed Defoe's trip on Coleman, which should have resulted in an Everton penalty.
The Martyrs took the lead after 15 minutes when Ian Traylor's angled shot flicked off Ryan Prosser's head into the far corner.