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sign off

To end or announce the end of a program, transmission, broadcast, or other mass communication. And that brings us to the end of today's show. Until next time, this your host, John Bicksby, signing off.
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sign off

 
1. Lit. [for a broadcaster] to announce the end of programming for the day; [for an amateur radio operator] to announce the end of a transmission. Wally signed off and turned the transmitter off. Channel 43 failed to sign off at the scheduled time last night.
2. Fig. to quit doing what one has been doing and leave, go to bed, quit trying to do something, etc. I have to sign off and get to bed. See you all. When you finally sign off tonight, please turn out all the lights.
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sign off

1. Announce the end of a communication, especially a broadcast. For example, There's no one there now; the station has signed off for the night. [c. 1920]
2. Stop talking, become silent, as in Every time the subject of marriage came up, Harold signed off. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
3. Express approval formally or conclusively, as in The President got the majority leader to sign off on the tax proposal. This usage is colloquial.
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sign off

v.
1. To announce the end of a communication; conclude: I've come to the end of my message, so now I'm signing off.
2. To stop transmission after identifying the broadcasting station: This is your morning radio host, signing off.
3. sign off on To express approval formally or conclusively: The president got Congress to sign off on the new tax proposal.
See also: off, sign
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In fact, about four o'clock they were all concentrated about the Palais Royal, the courts and ground floors of which were filled with musketeers and Swiss guards, and there awaited the outcome of all this disturbance.
She discovered a man, at the window of the Swiss summer-house, watching her.
on his own back, why, good luck to them, and many a merry roadside adventure, and steaming supper in the chimney corners of roadside inns, Swiss chalets, Hottentot kraals, or wherever else they like to go.
Madame, you are always right,' returned the tall Swiss.
Let us see,' returned the Swiss, argumentatively turning his cigar between his lips.
To approve the environment report for the agreement, the Castaic Lake board had to sign off on the fact that it will have ``significant'' effects on the local environment.
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We expect the court to sign off on it and for it to go in effect.
While European companies are closing and auditing year end results more quickly than ever, Sarbanes-Oxley is blamed for slowing audit sign offs at 75 percent of the largest US corporations by an average of 21 days.
The county haggled over who would sign off on the claims because that person could be held personally liable if problems are found with them later, and it is unclear who will sign off on the remainder.
As a result, traditional STA approaches do not scale to 65 and 45 nm and are unable to account for process and metal variations, causing designers to sign off on designs that may ultimately fail in silicon.
If he's in charge, then he should be the one to sign off on these.