step off

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vi +prep obj (off bus, plane, boat) → aussteigen (prep obj aus); to step off the pavementvom Bürgersteig treten; step off! (US sl) → verpiss dich! sl
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We're taught to obey the man at our head: step off when he says so, and step in when he says so.
FOR thousands of visitors, it is the first thing they see when they step off the train on Tyneside - a rundown square.
Back to basics: Don't step off the boat while it's still moving.
EACH of us has the right and the responsibility to assess the road which lie ahead and those over which we have travelled, and if the feature road looms ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting-inviting, then we need to gather our resolve and, carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction.
first lady Michelle Obama and her daughter Malia step off Air Force One after arriving at Grand Canyon Airport in Arizona, August 16, 2009.
Taking that step off the curb always seems safer when the light says it's OK.
Starting in January, visitors will line up to step off the edge of Arizona's Grand Canyon.
Unfortunately uncertainty gripped me and I foolishly tried to step off going about 15mph, which ended up with my head saying hello to the base of the concrete streetlight.
The closing paragraph of a recent Boston Globe editorial declared, "Now it's time for [Harvard University President Lawrence[ Summers to step off of his tongue and modernize the debate.
Of course, if those evangelicals would ever get helpful and step off into the rapture--and if they would just hand us the keys to their places during liftoff--our housing shortages could be over.