One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Give up or stop doing something.‘I laid off smoking for seven years’
give up, stop, refrain from, abstain from, not continue, desist from, leave alone, cut outView synonyms
- ‘Im also trying to lay off the dairy after a week of upset stomach.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In her defense, laying off the booze would mean seeing him sober…’
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