swish off

swish off

1. To remove a piece of clothing or fabric by pulling it quite quickly, producing a hissing or rustling sound as a result. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swish" and "off." He swished the sheets off the furniture, sending clouds of dust up into the air. The magician's assistant swished off his cape as he rolled up his sleeves.
2. To brush, sweep, or flick something off of the surface of someone or something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "whisk" and "away." My wife swished the cat hair off my shoulders before I left for my interview. Let me just swish off these hair clippings before you sit down in the chair, sir.
3. To take someone away (from some place) very abruptly or hurriedly; to whisk someone away. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swish" and "off." Tom swished Martin off to a side room to discuss his meeting with the board in private. I'd love it if Mary swished me off to some place exotic for our anniversary.
See also: off, swish

swish something off (of) someone or something

 and swish something off
to brush something off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) The barber swished the loose hairs off of Paul's collar. The barber swished off the loose hairs.
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The clan sent out clear messages to a disgusted public that it had the magic wand to swish off the power shortages, which it would wield once the people had voted it into office.
By the time I'm totally done mixing, placing items in the oven and cleaning up the kitchen counters, most all the dough has dissolved in the water or softened enough to swish off of the utensils.
Have a buddy hold a rock or branch in or right over the net and gently swish off any clinging creatures into the net.
Although they touted it up as the magic wand to swish off terrorism from the land, it was just a slogan the political grandees across the spectrum had picked up with no deeper thought.
And as Nawaz had all through the hustings shouted full-throated that he held the key to swish off the scarcity of utilities, the citizens now expect him to deliver.