His strong cologne was a real turnoff. Verb
that memorably bad meal turned me off about restaurant food for a while turn off at the third exit and follow the ramp to your left
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Near Bingham a turnoff heads back to the south, past signs advertising Trinitite—the eerie green glasslike rock that the Trinity test created when the reaction melted the sand.—Abe Streep, Scientific American, 10 Nov. 2023 It should also be noted that this is the most expensive to date with an SRP of $450, which will be enticing to some and a turnoff for others.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 5 Nov. 2023 But his affinity for all things mathematical was a turnoff.—Kevinisha Walker, Los Angeles Times, 21 Oct. 2023 This is just past the turnoff for Granite Basin Recreation Area.—Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 2 Sep. 2023 Arden Cove Carmel Convertible Backpack and Crossbody: While the crossbody option was nice, the straps were uncomfortable and the fabric tore easily—two turnoffs, especially considering the price.—Chris Abell, Travel + Leisure, 13 Mar. 2023 The meandering road is flanked by trees undergoing seasonal shifts and includes several turnoffs with scenic overlooks.—Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 25 Sep. 2023 Rock star weddings were considered bad business at the time, a turnoff to young female fans — the Beatles' John Lennon was among those who hedged when reporters asked him about his domestic life.—Hillel Italie, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Dec. 2022 Higher prices could be a turnoff for visitors, as well.—Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN, 19 Sep. 2023
Beyond aesthetics, the microwave incorporates an eco-mode: a thoughtful energy-saving feature that automatically turns off the display when not in use.—Donna Kim, Bon Appétit, 24 Nov. 2023 Pessimism was also pronounced among young voters, who said in interviews that they were turned off by both parties.—Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2023 The soccer ball will light up when kicked or bounced, and the lights will turn off when unused.—Maya Polton, Parents, 21 Nov. 2023 The water- and wind-resistant shell helps keep the scarf dry in light rain or snow, while 3M insulation traps the heat generated to keep you cozy even when the heating elements are turned off.—Jen Ator, Travel + Leisure, 19 Nov. 2023 Workers are also demanding that Starbucks turn off mobile ordering on future promotion days.—Amelia Lucas, NBC News, 16 Nov. 2023 The problem is what juices up the M/R voters also turn off the I/M/S voters.—Noah Rothman, National Review, 8 Nov. 2023 But the phone was turned off and was unable to be located.—Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2023 Residents of Livingston, which is located several miles north of Shepherd, are being asked to shelter in place and turn off air conditioning systems until further notice, according to Livingston police.—Mark Osborne, ABC News, 8 Nov. 2023 See More
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