off the boil

Definition of off the boil

British, informal

  1. :  into a state that is less good than before After two hit singles, the band went off the boil and eventually disbanded.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

boilplay
  1. :  to come to the boiling point

    :  to cook in boiling water

    :  to become agitated :  seethe

  1. :  a localized swelling and inflammation of the skin resulting from infection of a hair follicle and adjacent tissue, having a hard central core, and forming pus

  1. :  the act or state of boiling

    :  a swirling upheaval (as of water)

    :  a boiled dish of seafood, vegetables, and seasonings


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