One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cease to pay attention.‘as he waffles on, I switch off’
- ‘Once again Rovers players showed how mentally fragile they are by switching off at key moments and accepting second best all too easily.’
- ‘That's ideal if you come here to switch off, since you enjoy attentive service without any hassle.’
- ‘It is quite clear that the pro-Union electorate are switching off in droves, with each election indicating a downturn in registration and voting.’
- ‘Many just switch off, saying that they'll pay attention when there is real danger.’
- ‘She thought it was cool to be more radical than her parents by switching off from politics, but now she feels guilty - which is why she has been on three demonstrations in the past two weeks.’
- ‘And switching off for a few hours is a very good thing indeed.’
- ‘Particularly I'm going to switch off or stop reading when I recognise signs of distress in myself.’
- ‘Others try to limit the expectations of their boss or family by taking longer to reply, or switching off.’
- ‘I've received a steady stream of emails from readers saying they're switching off, retiring to their veggie patches, disengaging.’
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