score off


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score off

vb
(intr, preposition) to gain an advantage at someone else's expense
Translations

w>score off

vt sep (= delete)ausstreichen
vi +prep obj to score off somebodyjdn als dumm hinstellen
References in classic literature ?
I purposed to say nothing to him about it, and was purposely silent indeed, in order to score off his pride and force him to be the first to speak of his wages.
And is it really worth your while to try to score off him?
Yet it would be great to nip in between A and B and score off them both at once
Jobanek added Thurston's third score off Larson's second assist, and Sarah Johnson finished the Colts' scoring off an assist by Jobanek.
As a result, it is very important that the players look to score off every ball.
Bellini, you can make sure you score off the pitch as well without a yellow card for looking scruffy.
Now with trainer Philip Hobbs, the five-year-old has shown enough in four starts over hurdles to suggest he will score off his current mark, having been dropped 2lb for last month's close-up sixth at Kempton.
Collectively, Warwickshire's batsmen failed to score off 10,583 deliveries in championship cricket last season.
Tim Groenewald was the worst offender though - he faced two deliveries and failed to score off either.
As in our baseline options, we will sometimes attempt to get a quick score off a sideline inbound situation.
No fewer than five players failed to keep a doublefigure score off their cards.
We trying to score off first phase and score off contact but we're making basic mistakes before we get to that point.