good off

good off

Shirk work or responsibility, loaf; fool around. For example, We were supposed to be studying but we were really goofing off, or If you ever feel like goofing off, please call me. This idiom was a synonym of goof up during World War II, a usage that has died out. [Slang; 1920s]
See also: good, off
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All that patient, pale company of queens and princesses, of kings and warriors, of allegorical women, of heroines and statesmen and heathen gods, crowned, helmeted, bare-headed, has run for good off the sea stretching to the last above the tumbling foam their fair, rounded arms; holding out their spears, swords, shields, tridents in the same unwearied, striving forward pose.
I'm usually good off the bat but I felt a bit knackered so it was nice to run here."
"I just couldn't hit it good off the tee in the early going and some of my approach shots were off until I regained my touch and rhythm at the finish," said Superal after bucking tough pin placements with birdies inside 10 feet from No.
"We were good off the ball, but have a lot to learn in that final third of the pitch.
Brucie needs to live with another playful dog and is very good off the lead, although his recall needs reinforcing with treats.
"I had a good off season when I worked hard on my fitness which was needed and I'm looking forward to the season ahead now.
But the Londoner looked just as good off the catwalk as she did on it.
The Royal Ascot winner showed versatility to post a runaway success in the Kim Muir at the 2011 Cheltenham festival and in December was back in business when making all to beat Benny Be Good off 155 in the Rehearsal Chase on heavy ground at Newcastle.
"John has been very good off the field as well," said Hodgson.
Robinson said: "The Welsh are very good off counterattack and they score a lot of tries off counter-attack, so if we give them that amount of ball, we'll be put under pressure.
But European Tour supremo George O'Grady revealed: "I played with him in a pro-am recently and he is very good off a handicap of four.
The new polymer blend of the Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA is good not only for the environment due to its low aromatic oil content; it also provides excellent wet grip and mileage together with good off-road performance, while the tread's high cut resistance also helps ensure good off road performance.
From the start, you'll need to be good off the tee and a little inventive around the greens.
'At Liverpool you have to be good on the field but you also have to be good off it.