score off somebody


score off somebody
ˈscore off sb derived
no passive (especially BrE) to show that you are better than sb, especially by making clever remarks, for example in an argument

He was always trying to score off his teachers.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • score a point (off somebody) — ˌscore a ˈpoint/ˈpoints (off/against/over sb) idiom = ↑score off somebody Main entry: ↑scoreidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • score a points (off somebody) — ˌscore a ˈpoint/ˈpoints (off/against/over sb) idiom = ↑score off somebody Main entry: ↑scoreidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • score a point (against somebody) — ˌscore a ˈpoint/ˈpoints (off/against/over sb) idiom = ↑score off somebody Main entry: ↑scoreidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • score a points (against somebody) — ˌscore a ˈpoint/ˈpoints (off/against/over sb) idiom = ↑score off somebody Main entry: ↑scoreidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • score a point (over somebody) — ˌscore a ˈpoint/ˈpoints (off/against/over sb) idiom = ↑score off somebody Main entry: ↑scoreidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • score a points (over somebody) — ˌscore a ˈpoint/ˈpoints (off/against/over sb) idiom = ↑score off somebody Main entry: ↑scoreidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • score — score1 W2S3 [sko: US sko:r] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in a game)¦ 2¦(in a test or experiment)¦ 3¦(music)¦ 4 on that score 5 know the score 6 settle a score 7¦(mark)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1000 1100; : Old Norse; Origin: sk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • score out — verb remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing Please erase the formula on the blackboard it is wrong! • Syn: ↑erase, ↑rub out, ↑efface, ↑wipe off • Derivationally related forms: ↑erasure (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • jump off — verb 1. set off quickly, usually with success (Freq. 1) The freshman jumped off to a good start in his math class • Hypernyms: ↑get down, ↑begin, ↑get, ↑start out, ↑start, ↑set about, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wipe off — verb 1. remove by wiping (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑wipe away • Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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