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off one's plate

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off one's plate

adverb phrase

No longer a matter of one's responsibility and concern: Congress would like to get the abortion issue off its plate (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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