tell somebody where to get off

tell (one) where to get off

To express one's frustration or anger with one in an explicit, aggressive way. If she assigns me one more project, I'm going to tell her where to get off! A: "How did you end up in jail?" B: "Well, the officer tried to give me a parking ticket, and I told him where to get off."
See also: get, off, tell, to
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tell somebody ˌwhere to get ˈoff


tell somebody ˌwhere they get ˈoff

(British English, informal) tell somebody angrily that you do not like the way they are behaving and you no longer accept it: He gets drunk every time we go to a party, so I’ve told him where to get off.
See also: get, off, somebody, tell, to
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