tee off on (someone or something)

phrasal verb

teed off on (someone or something); teeing off on (someone or something); tees 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.

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tee off

tee off on (someone or something)


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“Tee off on (someone or something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tee%20off%20on%20%28someone%20or%20something%29. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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