hit off


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hit off

vb
1. (tr, adverb) to represent or mimic accurately
2. hit it off informal to have a good relationship with
Translations

w>hit off

vt sep
he hit him off beautifullyer hat ihn ausgezeichnet getroffen
to hit it off with somebody (inf)sich gut mit jdm verstehen, prima mit jdm auskommen (inf); they hit it off straight awaysie haben sich von Anfang an gut verstanden
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Now it happens to this sort of men, as to bad hounds, who never hit off a fault themselves; but no sooner doth a dog of sagacity open his mouth than they immediately do the same, and, without the guidance of any scent, run directly forwards as fast as they are able.
The great Percerin (for, contrary to the rule of dynasties, it was, above all, the last of the Percerins who deserved the name of Great), the great Percerin was inspired when he cut a robe for the queen, or a coat for the king; he could mount a mantle for Monsieur, the clock of a stocking for Madame; but, in spite of his supreme talent, he could never hit off anything approaching a creditable fit for M.
Try her, by all means; but make some other arrangement with Miss Ladd in case of a failure--or she will be returned on our hands like a bad shilling.' There is my mother, my anxious, affectionate mother, hit off to a T."
The full and romantic career of Evelyn Murgatroyd is best hit off by her own words, "Call me Evelyn and I'll call you St.
'I AM a little proud of it,' says the young fellow, glancing up at the sketch with complacency, and then shutting one eye, and taking a corrected prospect of it over a level bridge of nut-crackers in the air: 'Not badly hit off from memory.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 hit off the coast of northeastern Japan on Sunday but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
4 (BNA): A strong earthquake that hit off Java island killed four people and damaged more than 200 houses, swaying buildings as far away as Indonesia's capital, officials said Saturday.
Thai import Kuttika Keawpin fired 27 points while Alyssa Valdez atoned for back-to-back foiled attacks with a key hit late in the fourth and Aleoscar Blanco secured the victory for the Cool Smashers with a power hit off a quick set to frustrate the Perlas Spikers' bid for a second win in a row.
Summary: Tokyo [Japan], May 10 (ANI): Two earthquakes measuring 5.6 and 6.3 on the Richter Scale hit off the coast of southern Japan on Friday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
This was the re-launch of tarmac autocross for competitors in ordinary street going cars in a culture that is soon catching up with Kenyans with disposable income willing to spend quality time with their cars.The competition, the first of its kind in Nairobi hit off on a high with 30 drivers in souped up or upgraded and fine-tuned machines lining up for action.
A powerful aftershock hit off New Caledonia on Wednesday just hours after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck the Pacific region, which triggered a tsunami warning, APreports citing authorities.
Washington, Dhu-AlHijjah 18, 1439, August 29, 2018, SPA -- A magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit off the coast of the Northern Mariana Islands to the south of Japan on Monday, authorities reported.