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fling off

To quickly push or pull something off of oneself. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "off." Ugh, once Mom came in, yelling that I had to get up, I had no choice but to fling the blankets off and finally get out of bed. As usual, Holly immediately started complaining about how hot it was in the house and flung off her sweater
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fling off (of) (someone or something)

To pull or jerk something off of someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "off." With a squeal, she flung off the fly that had landed on her arm. I pulled the blankets up over my head, but Mom just flung them off of me, yelling that it was time to get up.
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fling off of (oneself)

To quickly push or pull something off of oneself. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fling" and "off." Ugh, once Mom came in, yelling that I had to get up, I had no choice but to fling the blankets off of myself and finally get out of bed.
See also: fling, of, off
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fling something off (of) something

 and fling something off
to yank or pull something off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) He flung the bedspread off the bed and dived in. He flung off the covers and dived into bed.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Flinging off their clinging fingers I hastily felt in my pocket for the match-box, and--it had gone!
He concluded by flinging off from the party, and keeping along the skirts of the mountain, leaving those, he said, to climb rocks, who were afraid to face Indians.
And they stuck to it till they did gain it; when instantly, a swift tremor was felt running like lightning along the keel, as the strained line, scraping beneath the ship, suddenly rose to view under her bows, snapping and quivering; and so flinging off its drippings, that the drops fell like bits of broken glass on the water, while the whale beyond also rose to sight, and once more the boats were free to fly.
It ended with Johnson flinging off Louis's detaining arm and starting forward.
But I could imagine, even then, that, under some excitement which should go deeply into his consciousness -- roused by a trumpets real, loud enough to awaken all of his energies that were not dead, but only slumbering -- he was yet capable of flinging off his infirmities like a sick man's gown, dropping the staff of age to seize a battle-sword, and starting up once more a warrior.
FLINGING off her costume she had stood in all her fierce nudity, nipples erect and pointed, seeming to outstare any prurient viewer as she towelled her flanks and back.
She said revellers ran in every direction with women in party dresses flinging off their high heels to flee the 63-storey luxury building.
The 24-year-old singer was pictured flinging off her bikini top while covering her chest, the Daily Mail reported.
The odds-on Menorah was barely out of a canter and heading for an easy win until flinging off Johnson in similar fashion at the second-last in the 2m11/2f novice chase.
FULL of excitement, I burst into the office, flinging off my coat and eyeing up my the huge pile of mail on my desk.
THE dash down the beach, the flinging off of the clothes, the rush into the sea...and out again.
Now you 'normal' folk may be revelling in its orangey glow, thinking that you can start flinging off your cardies and replacing woollen wonders with bare arms and newly-shaven legs.
He is seen sitting at the war cabinet desk as the then Prime Minister - played by Greta Scacchi, who is notorious for her nude scenes - stands on it flinging off her bra and knickers.
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