get off on (something)

idiom

informal + sometimes disapproving
: to enjoy or be excited by (something) especially in a sexual way
He's one of those guys who seem to get off on making other people feel guilty.

Examples of get off on (something) in a Sentence

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“Get off on (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20off%20on%20%28something%29. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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