Off of us - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
off of (someone or something) (redirected from off of us)
off of (someone or something)
Away from someone or something. 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!
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.
References in classic literature
It was evident that his night's hunting had been unsuccessful and that he had expected to make a meal off of us
. He caught sight of the two Folk at the other cave-mouth and sprang for them.
"You an' me, Henry, when we die, we'll be lucky if we get enough stones over our carcases to keep the dogs off of us
The VLS fires a wide range of missiles, primarily off of US
Navy cruisers and destroyers.
Its discovery "shocked the pants off of us
," says Mark R.