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where does one get off doing something

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where does one get off doing something

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How does he or she dare? what right has he or she?: Where does she get off being so snotty?/ Where does he get off, saying I'd do that?

[1900+; fr get off, ''cease, stop,'' probably fr the notion of getting off a train; so the question is ''When does one desist?'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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