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reel off

1. To list items in quick succession. A noun or pronoun can be used between "reel" and "off." Alexandra can help you study—she can reel off all the elements on the periodic table like it's no big deal.
2. To do several things quickly and seemingly with little effort. A noun or pronoun can be used between "reel" and "off." After months of writer's block, I'm still surprised that I just reeled off three short stories in a week.
See also: off, reel

reel off

v.
To recite something quickly and easily: She reeled off the names of all the presidents from memory. The actor reeled his lines off without hesitating.
See also: off, reel
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She struggled early in the second set before reeling off five consecutive games to close the match.
Top scorers of the day were Stockingford AA who overwhelmed Polesworth Swifts 17-1 in the Tamworth Trophy Under-12 section, Creaney reeling off a double hat-trick.
This is almost my business,'' Morris said one day last week, standing in the shade of a local gasoline station and reeling off an synopsis of pricing differences between Arco, Chevron, Ultramar and independent stations.
And the Spirits survived a September skid that saw the record drop to 2-3 before reeling off eight consecutive wins entering tonight's game.
If the music is good, I appreciate it,'' said Allen, reeling off such rock 'n' roll stars as Elvis Presley, who got an early boost on his TV show.
The JetHawks have not posted victories in back-to-back games since reeling off three consecutive wins from April 9-11, the second, third and fourth games of the season.
The Antelope Valley College women's basketball team got a bitter dose of reality after reeling off a school-record nine consecutive victories.
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O'Neal professed not to be worried, pointing out that the Lakers dropped their first game in their semifinal series against Seattle before reeling off four straight victories.