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tee off

1. To begin a game of golf by hitting the ball on the first hole. We tee off at 9 AM, so you should arrive at the golf course around 8:30. It was already nearing 90 degrees when we teed off, so we weren't sure if we would make it through all 18 holes.
2. By extension, to begin or mark the beginning of something; to kick something off. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "tee" and "off." They teed off the party with a game of musical chairs. Let's tee things off with some brainstorming exercises.
3. To make someone particularly annoyed, angry, or frustrated. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "tee" and "off." It really tees me off the way people drive in the bus lane, when they clearly aren't supposed to! Nothing teed my mom off more than having guests come into the house with dirty shoes.
See also: off, tee

teed off

Inf. angry. I'm not teed off! I'm enraged. I was so teed off I could have spit!
See also: off, tee

teed off

mod. angry. I was so teed off I could have spit!
See also: off, tee
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On the third tee, we mistakenly teed off in the opposite direction of where we should have.
Thirty-eight days later, on Christmas Eve, 1955, Tup, Wendell and Bell teed off at the North Fulton County course, becoming the first blacks to legally play golf on a public facility in Atlanta.
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I teed off with my hybrid twice, thinking I lost the first ball in the water, but both shots made it over the water and in the fairway.
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