tell someone where to get off

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of tell someone where to get off

informal
: to criticize or disagree with someone in a very direct and angry way
  • I was sick of listening to his constant complaints, so I told him where to get off.

Word by Word Definitions

tell play
  1. : to relate in detail : narrate

  2. : to give utterance to : say

  3. : to make known : divulge, reveal

  1. : an inadvertent behavior or mannerism that betrays a poker player's true thoughts, intentions, or emotions

  1. : hill, mound

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

where play
  1. : at, in, or to what place

  2. : at, in, or to what situation, position, direction, circumstances, or respect

  3. : here, there

  1. : at, in, or to what place

  2. : at, in, or to what situation, position, direction, circumstances, or respect

  3. : the place or point at, in, or to which

  1. : place, location

  2. : what place, source, or cause

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

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


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