tee off on (someone or something)

Definition of tee off on (someone or something)

US, informal

  1. :  to speak about (someone or something) in an angry way The coach teed off on his players to the media.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the letter t

    :  something shaped like a capital T

    :  a mark aimed at in various games (such as curling)

  1. :  a small mound or a peg on which a golf ball is placed before being struck at the beginning of play on a hole

    :  a device for holding a football in position for kicking

    :  an adjustable post on which a ball is placed for batting (as in T-ball)

  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

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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