off of (someone or something)

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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!
See also: of, off

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
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.
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.
M-10 Road Is Located At Moccasin, Mt Off Of Us 87 And Montana 200 On Montana 426 (North Kolin Road).