marry off(redirected from married him off)
To set up one's child, especially a daughter, to be married to someone so as to no longer be financially responsible for them. A noun or pronoun can be used between "marry" and "off." Despite social advancements in the country, there is still a culture of marrying off one's daughters at the earliest possible time to someone of great wealth or status. I wish you would stop trying to marry me off whenever we're at a large gathering of people—I'll get married if and when I'm ready, thank you very much.
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marry someone off (to someone)
to manage to get someone married to someone and out of the house or family. Her parents wanted nothing more than to marry her off to a doctor. They married off their children soon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.