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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References in classic literature ?
Ponta's fist grazed the backward slope of the shoulder, and glanced off into the air.
But Arthur's trebled cow-skin cap here stood him in good stead: the blow glanced off without doing more than stunning him.
It hit her larboard side and glanced off in an inky jet that rolled away to seaward, an unfolding torrent of Black Smoke, from which the ironclad drove clear.
A little after, as I was jumping about after my limpets, I was startled by a guinea-piece, which fell upon a rock in front of me and glanced off into the sea.
The bullet struck the cross on my breast and glanced off straight into his temple.
As to the stone, it glanced off obliquely and fell midway between the vessels.
Sharply as the taunt was pointed, it glanced off harmless.
I had it in my thoughts to remonstrate with him upon his desperate way of pursuing any fancy that he took - such as this buffeting of rough seas, and braving of hard weather, for example - when my mind glanced off to the immediate subject of our conversation again, and pursued that instead.
They were 2-0 up just nine minutes later, when Hussain Almoqahwi's free-kick glanced off the outstretched boot of Mohammed Al-Fatil and past Ri Myong Guk in the North Korean goal.
The closest Southport came to a goal was on 17 minutes, Jack Sampson peeling away at the far post from a Nathan Lowe corner before sending in a shot that glanced off the crossbar.
And incredibly Sibbald's shot then glanced off the underside of the bar five minutes before half-time.
McCollum's 3-point shot glanced off the rim at the buzzer.
Even if it went off my toe, or glanced off any hair I have left on my head, it would be amazing."
Koyomi Tominaga dealt the title-winning blow as it glanced off the block of Thailand and ended Japan's 10-year championship drought.
Replacement Nicholas Bezy missed the conversion but swiftly made amends when he was successful with a penalty that glanced off the post for a slender 18-17 lead.