score points off


score points off
GET THE BETTER OF, gain the advantage over, outdo, worst, have the edge over; have the last laugh on, make a fool of, humiliate; informal get/be one up on, get one over on, best.
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score off or score points off (informal)
To achieve a success against, get the better of
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Main Entry:score

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • score — /skɔ / (say skaw) noun 1. the record of points made by the competitors in a game or match. 2. the aggregate of points made by a side or individual. 3. the scoring of a point or points. 4. Education the performance of an individual, or sometimes… …   Australian English dictionary

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