score off (someone)

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score off (someone)

To gain an advantage over, outdo, defeat, triumph over, humiliate, or make some detrimental remark to someone. Primarily heard in UK. It feels as though I'm scoring off life every time I harvest a vegetable out of my back garden. Mark's younger cousin always makes a point of scoring off him when they get into arguments as a way of flaunting his intellect.
See also: off, score
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If this gentleman gets to the point where he forces the opposition to get three hits off him to score, it's going to be real hard for them to score off him,'' Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said.
The Rangers didn't score off him until the fifth, by which time the Angels had already put up seven runs.