be off

idiom

: to leave : to start going, running, etc.
I must be off if I want to make the next bus.
And the runners are off.

Examples of be off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its countryside address may be off the radar, but since its opening, Casa Maria Luigia has skyrocketed out of the culinary ballpark. Erica Firpo, Travel + Leisure, 11 Feb. 2024 Unless an announcement is made overnight (between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.), all cars parked on a road covered by a snow route must be off the road when the snow emergency takes effect. Leo Bertucci, The Courier-Journal, 12 Jan. 2024 The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service released data today that confirmed earlier predictions that the heat would be off the charts in 2023. Justine Calma, The Verge, 9 Jan. 2024 This goes double during pregnancy, when certain iterations of your go-to calcium-rich foods may be off the table. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 26 Dec. 2023 Even then, it's expected to take years for menthol products to be off store shelves. Erika Edwards, NBC News, 6 Dec. 2023 Speaking of Thanksgiving, a programming note: Dan and I will be off for Turkey Day. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Nov. 2023 Your weekend will be off to a good start the second you press play on this exuberant new album. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 17 Nov. 2023 With violence in the Gaza Strip now likely to escalate, the normalization talks appear to be off the table. Bysteve Mollman, Fortune, 15 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Be off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20off. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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