pop off

1) PHRASAL VERB When someone pops off, they die. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

[V P] None of Olive's relatives looked likely to pop off for the time being, thank God.

2) PHRASAL VERB If you pop off, you leave and go somewhere else. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

[V P] I'll make the tea and you pop off for a while...

[V P adv] She should pop off back to Scotland.

3) PHRASAL VERB If someone pops off, they say or write something very angrily or in a very emotional way. [AM, INFORMAL]

[V P] The others are meeting to see what they can do to shut him up. He's been popping off to the press.

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  • pop off — ► pop off (or Brit. pop one s clogs) informal die. Main Entry: ↑pop …   English terms dictionary

  • pop|off — «POP F, OF», noun. U.S. Informal. a person who expresses complaints or opinions in a noisy, pretentious, or irresponsible way: »[He] has seemed irritable, withdrawn…a reckless popoff in his informal pronouncements (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pop-off — Pop off. См. откалывание. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • pop-off — [päp′ôf΄] n. Slang a person who talks carelessly, emotionally, or angrily, esp. in a sudden outburst * * * …   Universalium

  • pop-off — [päp′ôf΄] n. Slang a person who talks carelessly, emotionally, or angrily, esp. in a sudden outburst …   English World dictionary

  • pop off — verb 1. leave quickly • Hypernyms: ↑leave, ↑go forth, ↑go away • Verb Frames: Somebody s 2. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life She died from cancer …   Useful english dictionary

  • pop off — 1. in. to make an unnecessary remark; to interrupt with a remark; to sound off. □ Please don’t pop off all the time. □ Bob keeps popping off when he should be listening. 2. in. to lose one’s temper. (See also pop one’s cork.) □ Now, don’t pop off …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pop off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms pop off : present tense I/you/we/they pop off he/she/it pops off present participle popping off past tense popped off past participle popped off British informal to die …   English dictionary

  • pop-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: pop (I) + off 1. : one who talks loosely or loudly is glib, volcanic … a pop off Kiplinger Washington Letter 2. ceramics …   Useful english dictionary

  • pop off — phr verb Pop off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑lid, ↑top …   Collocations dictionary

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