soak off(redirected from soaking it off)
To remove something attached or adhered to the surface of something else by soaking it in some liquid. A noun or pronoun can be used between "soak" and "off." I have a big interview tomorrow, so I need to soak off these rainbow-colored acrylic nails. I used a special acetone solution to soak these labels off.
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soak something off (of) somethingand soak something off
to remove something, such as a label or surface soil, from something by soaking in a liquid. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) she soaked the labels off the bottles and jars. Please soak off the label.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.