Words nearby get off
How to use get off in a sentence
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The man called Shiv was driving Delancy's get-away car at a conservative pace so as not to excite suspicion.
Ten minutes later, Delancy drove the get-away car out of the service station.
It was in this room that Delancy's get-away car had changed paint jobs, and in about ten minutes.
Jean was to be an architect—God knows why—but Aristide settled it, definitely, off-hand.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Other Idioms and Phrases with get off
Dismount, leave a vehicle, as in She got off the horse right away, or Let's get off the train at the next stop. [Late 1600s]
Start, as on a trip; leave. For example, We got off at the crack of dawn. [Mid-1700s]
Fire a round of ammunition; also, send away. For example, He got off two shots, but the deer fled, or I got off that letter just in time.
Escape from punishment; also, obtain a lesser penalty or release for someone. For example, He apologized so profusely that he was sure to get off, or The attorney got her client off with a slap on the wrist. This sense is sometimes amplified to get off easy or get off lightly. Where there is no punishment at all, the expression is sometimes put as get off scot-free, originally meaning “be free from paying a fine or tax (scot),” dating from the 1500s. [Mid-1600s]
Remove, take off, as in I can't seem to get this paint off the car. [Second half of 1600s]
Succeed in uttering, especially a joke. For example, Carl always manages to get off a good one before he gets serious. [Mid-1800s]
Have the effrontery to do or say something. For example, Where does he get off telling me what to do? [Colloquial; early 1900s]
Experience orgasm, as in She never did get off. [Slang; first half of 1900s]
Also, get off of one. Stop bothering or criticizing one, as in Get off me right now! or If you don't get off of me I'm walking out. [Slang; c. 1940] Also see get off on; off one's back.