Origin of pick-off
How to use pick-off in a sentence
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.France Mourns—and Hunts|Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown|Michael Daly|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In such beer polls, I suspect a lot of voters would pick Huckabee.Why This Liberal Hearts Huckabee|Sally Kohn|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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
We are going to send our butler to the sale to-morrow, to pick up some of that sixty-four.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
The majority pick up a job when they can, but are inevitably idle and suffering two-thirds of the time.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
But if they all pick up the broadcast that this is where to get a free ride home, I'll have just another sand trap here.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
Isabel longed for the time when she should enter them and pick up the threads dropped from her mother's nerveless fingers.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for pick-off
Other Idioms and Phrases with pick-off
Shoot after singling out, as in The hunter picked off the ducks one by one. [Early 1800s]