Origin of switch-off
How to use switch-off in a sentence
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.
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A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
He lifted his head, looked around him, and was just going to switch off the light, when he noticed the open book on his table.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
Even as he spoke, Gray had found the switch, and the apartment of Kazmah became flooded with subdued light.Dope|Sax Rohmer
She had forgotten to tell her mother of that fact—the safety of the closed receiving switch.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
Delancy's hand shot out to the radio switch, cutting off the voice of the announcer.
British Dictionary definitions for switch-off
Other Idioms and Phrases with switch-off
Stop paying attention, lose interest, as in Whenever he starts in on economics, I switch off automatically. This metaphoric expression transfers turning off a light switch or similar device to diverting one's attention. [c. 1860] Also see switch on.