One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
often in imperative Go away; leave.‘be off with you!’
go away, depart, leave, take off, get out, get out of my sightView synonyms
- ‘As usual I was keen to be off so we arrived at the bus station with 15 minutes to wait for the bus up to the airport.’
- ‘And now be off with you, for I am going to sleep.’
- ‘I've just had a call to say that things have moved on a bit, so we might be off again tomorrow morning.’
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