DO A DOUBLE TAKE ON THIS QUIZ ON CONTRONYMS
Origin of peel-off
Words nearby peel-off
Example sentences from the Web for peel-off
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.
Aaron Paul may play a young Han Solo in the first Star Wars spin-off.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
In the late eighties he returned to his native island, settled at Peel, and became a magnate there.
Down coast, and Whitehaven; the manager of the company was my friend, and would allow the steamer to drop me at Peel.
In what respect has the subsequent conduct of Sir Robert Peel been inconsistent with these declarations?
He planted an ambush in the early morning, and let the hay lie till the peel men had gone out to cut their crop.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
British Dictionary definitions for peel-off
Idioms and Phrases with peel-off
Remove an outer layer of skin, bark, paint, or the like; also, come off in thin strips or pieces. For example, Peeling off birch bark can kill the tree, or Paint was peeling off the walls. [Late 1500s]
Remove or separate, as in Helen peeled off her gloves and got to work, or Al peeled off a ten-dollar bill and gave it to the driver. [First half of 1900s]
Also, peel away. Depart from a group, as in Ruth peeled off from the pack of runners and went down a back road. This expression originated in air force jargon during World War II and was used for an airplane or pilot that left flight formation, a sight that suggested the peeling of skin from a banana.