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trim off

1. To remove by cutting some small piece of someone or something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "trim" and "off." I just want to trim off some of your hair in the back—I promise I won't do anything drastic! I decided to trim off my mustache.
2. To excise some element or aspect abruptly or suddenly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "trim" and "off." The company was forced to trim off healthcare benefits for its employees in order to stay afloat. My editor trimmed nearly 200 pages off my book, calling them "unnecessary"!
See also: off, trim

trim something off (of) someone or something

 and trim something off
to cut something off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) I asked the barber to trim the beard off of Ralph. The barber trimmed off Ralph's beard.
See also: off, trim

trim off

v.
To remove some excess by or as if by cutting: I trimmed off the rotten wood. The barber will trim my bangs off.
See also: off, trim
References in classic literature ?
They aren't clear-cut and trimmed off, as they are in novels."
Next, he chopped down a young spruce tree and trimmed off the boughs.
Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 6 medium tomatoes, 6 fresh figs, stalks trimmed off and halved, 250g feta cheese broken into large chunks, 250g sourdough bread torn into chunks, 3 tarragon stalks, leaves removed, extra virgin olive oil for drizzling, sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, squeeze of lemon, to serve.
They lost Alex Lees for 15 in the eighth over who, having plundered a brace of boundaries off Sam Curran, was undone by one that trimmed off stump to make it 28 for one.
THE Government's remaining stake in Royal Mail is to be sold off and billions of pounds more trimmed off Whitehall budgets as part of efforts to balance the books.
However, HS2 is far more than just a few minutes trimmed off journey times.
In the 80s, I deliberately wore dresses made of reinforced Lycra so tight that they trimmed off a few inches while cutting off circulation to my extremities.
BATMAN star Christian Bale has revealed how he trimmed off the fat for his role in the upcoming boxing flick The Fighter.
More frustrating rain held up the start of the Bay's reply and the lost time resulted in seven overs being trimmed off their allocation, leaving just 41 overs in which to score almost 200 to win.
ngredients 100g bag essential Waitrose Mixed Salad 1 vegetable stock cube 2 essential Waitrose Lamb Leg Steaks, about 150g each, with any fat trimmed off 1tsp belazu rose harissa 410g can essential Waitrose Chick Peas, drained 1/2 tsp ground tumeric juice of 1/2 lemon 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil 20g pack fresh flat-leafed parsley, chopped Method Preheat the grill.
The agreement reached in principle will see JLR's manufacturing operations work from Monday to Thursday, but only two hours trimmed off the working week and the loss of just one's hour pay.
Lawsuits filed by the two retirees who subsequently trimmed off their wooden shoes are pending.
Sown in May, it is left to grow till late autumn when its substantial roots are lifted and the foliage trimmed off very close.
We moved the flag around until we got 'a look' we liked, trimmed off the excess and flopped it over to the other side, then stitched everything down.
1 Lay the carpet out into the room leaving an excess of 150mm which will be trimmed off later.