hand off

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hand something off

 (to someone)
1. Lit. to give a football directly to another player. Roger handed the ball off to Jeff. He handed off the ball. Tim handed it off.
2. Fig. to give something to someone else to do or complete. I'm going to hand this assignment off to Jeff. Don't hand off your dirty work to me—do it yourself!
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