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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

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.
See also: of, off, snip

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
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Fewer and fewer Welshmen are opting to go under the surgeon's knife to have the snip
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Skeenas CEO, Walter Coles commented, As a result of gaining 100% ownership of Snip, the Company will now be able to enter the historical mine workings and initiate an underground drill program.
Rodgers said: "The fee will go up with appearances but he's an absolute snip and I always thought he would be."
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Project Description : Support for implementation of the National System of Public Investment (SNIP).
Brian Cowen said the Tanaiste had his full support after she embarrassed the Government by rubbishing the An Bord Snip report.
But I know she wants kids and I haven't had the bottle to tell her about my snip.
Tchibo also have a minimalist-style side table for pounds 30 I a snip compared to the Eileen Gray glass and chrome version at pounds 150 from Ocean.
Sefton Neighbourhood Initiative Project (SNIP) became an active participant in the Prince of Wales's Seeing is Believing programme.
STREPSYNTH aims to set-up a Streptomyces-based new industrial production platform (SNIP) for high value added biomolecules.
AN Bord Snip chief Colm McCarthy was in the firing line yesterday after it emerged he is paid an "outrageous" EUR800-a-day to impose crippling cutbacks.
"But he is now Newcastle's stand-in captain and looks an absolute snip. In three or four years' time, Tottenham will be thinking they have got exactly the same.
QI DON'T believe men should have the snip. In fact, I think there is a conspiracy by feminists to get men castrated because they hate us.