walk off with (something)

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walk off with (something)

1. To win easily. Our opponents walked off with a victory because we were so unprepared for that game.
2. To steal something. Someone at the party must have walked off with my purse because I can't find it anywhere.
See also: off, walk

walk off with

1. Also, walk away with. Win easily, as in Our team walked off with the pennant, or He expected a tough opponent, but to his surprise he walked away with first place. [First half of 1800s]
2. Steal, as in Someone walked off with my suitcase. [Early 1700s]
See also: off, walk
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AN Artful Dodger of seven waits for his Fagin to distract a shop assistant before he calmly walks off with a tray of diamond rings.
1 Boy of seven can barely see over counter as adults chat to assistant; 2 He waits for his chance as gang ask for far off item to distract staff; 3 Young lad calmly walks behind counter while the assistant's back is turned; 4 In flash he snatches a tray then coolly walks off with his haul of jewels