glance off (of) (someone or something)

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glance off (of) (someone or something)

To bounce or ricochet off of someone or something. The ball narrowly missed the window and glanced off the wall instead. Hey, watch it—your stupid paper airplane glanced off my head! The snowball glanced off of Molly and caused her to cry.
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glance off (someone or something)

to bounce off someone or something. The bullet glanced off the huge boulder. The baseball glanced off of Tom and left a bruise on his side where it had touched.
See also: glance, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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