off the premises

idiom

: away from or outside of a building or the area of land that it is on
Police escorted her off the premises.
The printing of the books is done off the premises.

Examples of off the premises in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lawsuit also describes another instance in Colon is alleged to have taken a different migrant and her teenage daughter off the premises. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 14 Feb. 2024 Fortunately for them, the Bachelor franchise's stage manager and resident bouncer Big Paulie was not on hand to escort them off the premises. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 5 Jan. 2024 This is mostly for alcohol that is sold for consumption off the premises from where it was purchased. Drew Dawson, Journal Sentinel, 7 July 2023 Some casinos even use a facial-recognition software developed by an Israeli company for use on the borders of the West Bank to keep known cheaters and other personae non grata off the premises. Karrie Jacobs, Curbed, 6 Feb. 2023 The ordinance defines food establishments as spaces that offer the sale of food or beverages to the public on or off the premises, a pushcart, stand or vehicle. Dana Afana, Detroit Free Press, 15 June 2023 But aside from posting signage about masks and escorting customers refusing to wear masks off the premises, there is not much retailers can do to stop people from getting rowdy, experts say. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, 8 July 2020 Though classified information can be taken off the premises in the course of official duties, taking classified documents home is prohibited by executive order. Jeffrey Fields, The Conversation, 12 Aug. 2022 Episode 6 began with the women distracted by a brunch excursion that took them on a rare trip off the premises. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 22 July 2021

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“Off the premises.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off%20the%20premises. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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