strain off of

strain (something) off of (something else)

To extract, separate, or remove some substance from something else. Strain most of the water off of the pasta, leaving a little bit in the pot to mix with your sauce. Be sure to strain the excess fat off the soup before returning it to a boil.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

strain something off of something

 and strain something off
to remove the excess or unwanted liquid from something. The cook strained the grease off the cooking juices. The cook strained off the grease.
See also: of, off, strain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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