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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
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
It was a wonder that the men sent aloft were not flung off the yards, the yards not flung off the masts, the masts not flung overboard.
If she hadn't time to dress, she merely flung off her apron and shot out of the kitchen door.
Smith was flung off by my fall, and, owing to the speed I was going at, he must have fallen with great force.
He found another vent for his rage by snatching up Rosamond's words again, as if they were reptiles to be throttled and flung off.
Tom flung off his jacket and trousers, turned a suspender into a belt, raked away some brush behind the rotten log, dis- closing a rude bow and arrow, a lath sword and a tin trumpet, and in a moment had seized these things and bounded away, barelegged, with fluttering shirt.
"Peter Pan the avenger!" came the terrible answer; and as he spoke Peter flung off his cloak.
They flung off that happy frigidity and insolence of demeanour which occasionally characterises the great at home, and appearing in numberless public places, condescended to mingle with the rest of the company whom they met there.
"Well, it looks queer to me," burst out Jukes, greatly exasperated, and flung off the bridge.
Towards their conclusion, the suitor evinced a very irreverent degree of inattention, and Mrs Nickleby had scarcely finished speaking, when, to the great terror both of that lady and her daughter, he suddenly flung off his coat, and springing on the top of the wall, threw himself into an attitude which displayed his small-clothes and grey worsteds to the fullest advantage, and concluded by standing on one leg, and repeating his favourite bellow with increased vehemence.
No sooner had she left the room than the sick man flung off the bedclothes and leapt out of bed like a madman.
Authorities near the southern Spanish city of Almeria ordered a man to collect the fridge he had flung off into a ravine, fined him a[logical not]45,000 (about $50,000) and also made him dispose of the appliance properly.
If the C-suite of an organisation has become a merry-go-round, with some seat-holders flung off and new ones jumping on board repeatedly while the organisation goes round in circles, then shareholders, fans, customers have to say enough is enough.
By the end though, Guardiola had flung off his jacket in the chilly north London air, hot and bothered by his side making hard work of what had looked like a another Saturday stroll.
Perhaps only to be flung off a steeper cliff in the summer."