scrub off

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scrub off

To clean away some substance or residue (from something) very thoroughly and vigorously. A noun or pronoun is used between "scrub" and "off." You should be scrubbing off all the caked-on dirt and grime from your bicycle at least once a week, or it will wear out a lot faster than it would otherwise. The salt-and-sugar rub helps you scrub dirt and dead skin cells off your body, giving your skin a bright, healthy glow.
See also: off, scrub
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

scrub someone or something off

to clean someone or something by rubbing. Mother scrubbed Timmy off. Liz scrubbed off the countertop.
See also: off, scrub

scrub something off (of) something

 and scrub something off
to clean something off something by scrubbing. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) I have to scrub the mud off the porch steps. Did you scrub off all the grease?
See also: off, scrub
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Invariably the ones you like, you make a call to his advisor and he wants ridiculous money so you scrub him off and move on."
He could have been drawn better in 11, but he's never been that draw reliant and I wouldn't scrub him off the shortlist if he was drawn in one.