fling off (of) (someone or something)

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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.
See also: fling, off
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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.
See also: fling, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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