walk it off

walk it off

To attempt to alleviate an injury, typically a leg or foot injury, by walking until the pain dissipates. Typically used as an imperative, sometimes one intended to be humorous. I'm sure it's only a bruise. Just walk it off. There's only a little bit of blood. Walk it off! I tried walking it off, but I really think I broke something in my foot.
See also: off, walk

walk off

1. To depart very quickly or suddenly, especially in a brusque, angry manner. He walked off in a huff when Jennifer implied that his father was a failure.
2. To alleviate or ameliorate the negative effects of injury or condition by walking around. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "walk" and "off." Feeling dazed from the collision, Jack stood up and tried walking it off. You can't just walk off a gunshot wound, Dan—we need to get you to a hospital right away!
3. To lose weight or burn calories through extensive and vigorous walking. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "walk" and "off." I've set a goal for myself to walk off at least 20 pounds by this summer. No thanks, I think I'll go on foot—I'd like to walk that meal off.
4. noun In baseball, a play that causes the home team to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning or extra innings, thereby ending the game. Often hyphenated in this usage. And there it is folks—a walk-off to end the game!
5. adjective Describing such a game-ending play. Often hyphenated in this usage. The Bruins secured a dramatic last-minute victory with a walk-off home run.
See also: off, walk
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