slice offphrasal verb
sliced off; slicing off; slices off
Definition of slice off
: to remove (something) by cutting : to cut off (something) with a sharp object (such as a knife) Slice off the excess fat after you cook the steak. —often used figuratively The salesperson sliced 10 percent off the cost of the car.
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