tee off on (someone or something)

Definition of tee off on (someone or something)

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

Word by Word Definitions

tee play
  1. : the letter t

  2. : something shaped like a capital T

  3. : 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

  2. : a device for holding a football in position for kicking

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

  1. : to place (a ball) on a tee

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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