off of


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off of (someone or something)

Away from. The actress was so beautiful that I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. That tray of cookies is piping hot, so take it off of the table right now!
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off of

Away from, from, as in Don't take your eyes off of the road, or Can I borrow ten dollars off of you? This seemingly ungrammatical idiom has been used since the 1600s and remains current, but more in oral than written communications. Also see under get off, def. 8.
See also: of, off
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