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snip (something) off of (something else)

To sever something from something else with a quick, clean cut. I was so glad when Charlie finally snipped that disgusting rat-tail off of his head. Didn't he realize how repellant it looked? The man snuck into his neighbor's garden at night and snipped all the rosebuds off of the bushes.
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snip off

To sever something (from something else) with a quick, clean cut. A noun or pronoun can be used between "snip" and "off." I was so glad when Charlie finally snipped off that disgusting rat-tail. Didn't he realize how repellant it looked? The man snuck into his neighbor's garden at night and snipped all the rosebuds off the bushes.
See also: off, snip
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

snip something off (of) something

 and snip something off
to cut something off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) she snipped a dead blossom off the rosebush. Jane snipped off a bud.
See also: off, snip
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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