off the boil

Definition of off the boil

British, informal
: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

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

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

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

boil play
  1. : to come to the boiling point

  2. : to generate bubbles of vapor when heated

  3. : to cook in boiling water

  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

  2. : a swirling upheaval (as of water)

  3. : a boiled dish of seafood, vegetables, and seasonings


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