Definition of lay off in English:

lay off

phrasal verb

  • Give up or stop doing something.

    ‘I laid off smoking for seven years’
    • ‘In her defense, laying off the booze would mean seeing him sober…’
    • ‘Now I'm doing an Amber and trying to quit the fags - my immune system is shot and laying off the smokes should help a bit.’
    • ‘I’m also trying to lay off the dairy after a week of upset stomach.’
    give up, stop, refrain from, abstain from, not continue, desist from, leave alone, cut out
    pack in, leave off, kick, give over, knock off
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