Snipping them off - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
snip off (redirected from snipping them 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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive
The bobbles can be removed by snipping them off
with a pair of nail scissors.
Lots of breeders recommend clipping them (literally snipping them off
with pliers) as soon as possible.
I am a truly wunnerful human being 'cos I've given a few measly quid to charitee.' They irritate me so much I'm thinking of carrying scissors and surreptitiously snipping them off
- especially if the wearer turns out to be a politician on the make for Westminster wages, particularly if it's a PM under whom the rich have become richer and the poor poorer.
Treatment options include numbing the area with EMLA (a eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine) cream and snipping them off
if pedunculated or electrocautery if they are flat.
Take a pair of scissors and while standing in front of him, cut off your undies, snipping them off
at the sides.