swish off(redirected from swish someone 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.
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swish something off (of) someone or somethingand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.