Definition of bug off in English:

bug off

phrasal verb

North American
  • Go away.

    ‘I assumed you'd come to tell me to bug off’
    • ‘I told him to bug off and he said he didn't realize anyone lived here.’
    • ‘I wanted to resolve things with Carter… but I wanted to tell him to bug off at the same time.’
    • ‘‘Oh, bug off, Willis,’ said Jacob, coming to the rescue from behind the tills.’
    • ‘‘When a husband and child are Irish and living in Ireland and the mother and wife are being told to bug off to Kiev to get a visa, I think that's a bit rich,’ he added.’
    • ‘Why couldn't I just have told Van to bug off and that I'm not interested in getting to know him?’
    • ‘Well, when he did greet me on the tenth of April, I don't know, but somehow the other voice was telling my cynical side to bug off.’
    • ‘Just go tell this Royal Messenger to bug off like you did the last one.’
    • ‘She politely told him to bug off and returned to the breakfast table to finish the comics.’
    • ‘Of course, this was Michael I was dealing with, and there was no way I was going to persuade him to bug off.’
    • ‘She takes from me and reads it: Thoughts can be private, too, so bug off.’
    • ‘It's not like they'll think less of you if you tell them to bug off.’
    go away, depart, leave, take off, get out, get out of my sight
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