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put one off
Repel or repulse someone, as in
His bad manners put her off
They were put off by the bad smell
put someone off
. Persuade someone to delay further action, as in
He put off the creditors, promising to pay next week
They managed to put him off from suing
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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