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hit it off

To form an immediate, positive connection (with someone). I just knew you and Haley would hit it off—you two have so much in common. I'm so glad that you hit it off with my father. He isn't always the easiest person to get to know.
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hit off

1. To strike or knock into something, especially accidentally. A: "Are you OK?" B: "Yeah, I'll be fine. My elbow just hit off the table."
2. To cause something to fall or fly off (of something) as a result of striking it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hit" and "off." The dog's wagging tail hit off a vase that was on the edge of the table. He said he could hit the baseball off the top of my head.
3. To force someone's Internet connection to fail as a result of a denial-of-service (DOS) attack, especially during online multiplayer video games. ("Off" in this instance is short for "offline.") A noun or pronoun can be used between "hit" and "off." There's this really irritating player on Call of Duty who hits me off whenever I start to win. He bragged about how long he could hit off his opponents, until he got slapped with an $800 fine and a five-year ban from Xbox Live.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hit it off (with someone)

Fig. to quickly become good friends with someone. Look how John hit it off with Mary. Yes, they really hit it off.
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hit something off

to begin something; to launch an event. She hit off the fair with a speech. The mayor hit the fair off by giving a brief address.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hit it off

Get along well together, as in I was so glad that our parents hit it off. In the 17th century this phrase was put simply as hit it, the adverb off being added only in the mid-1800s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hit it off

SPOKEN
COMMON If two people hit it off when they first meet, they like each other and get on well together. Bill and Andrea seemed to hit it off last night. I had to leave — I didn't really hit it off with the new manager.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

hit it ˈoff (with somebody)

(informal) quickly form or have a good relationship with somebody: I met a girl at the party, and we hit it off straight away.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

hit it off

Informal
To get along well together.
See also: hit, off
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Indonesian authorities say a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit off Java island has killed four people and damaged more than 200 houses, swaying buildings as far away as the capital, according to the Associated Press (AP).
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But the game was back in the balance after Cox (17) drove at Christian and was caught behind and then Mitchell (32) went for a big hit off the same bowler and miscued to mid off.
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PLAYERS WITH TWO GRAND SLAMS IN ONE GAME PLAYER, TEAM DATE AB H RBI INNING Tony Lazzeri, Yankees May 24,1936 5 4 11 2, 5 Hit off George Turbeville and Malton Bullock of the Philadelphia A's Jim Tabor, Red Sox July 4, 1939 4 3 9 3, 6 Hit off George Caster and Chubby Dean of the Philadelphia A's Rudy York, Red Sox July 27, 1946 5 3 10 2, 5 Hit off Bob Muncrief and Tex Shirley of the St.
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