to pop off

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - pop off

"to pop off"

to produce something quickly and with apparent ease


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - pop off

"to pop off"

to fly off something with a short, sharp explosive sound


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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - pop off

"to pop off"

to leave abruptly or quickly


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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - pop off

"to pop off"

to speak thoughtlessly in a quick burst of released anger or frustration


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Idiom Definition 5

Idiom Definition - pop off

"to pop off"

to die suddenly


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Idiom Definition 6

Idiom Definition - pop off

"to pop off"

to kill someone


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - pop off

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I don't know how Sally does it. The boss asks for a report and within an hour Sally has it on the boss's desk.

Colleague 2:  I really don't know how Sally pops off those reports so quickly, either.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - pop off

A couple are talking ...

Girlfriend:  I love it when we celebrate with champagne.

Boyfriend:  Are you ready for me to open the bottle?

Girlfriend:  Oh, yes. Please give the bottle a little shake. I love the way the cork pops off with such a bang.

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - pop off

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Where's Georgina?

Friend 2:  She popped off about a half an hour ago.

Friend 1:  Where did she go?

Friend 2:  I don't know. She just left abruptly without saying a word.

Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - pop off

Two coworkers are talking ...

Coworker 1:  What happened to Sally?

Coworker 2:  She got fired. She just decided to release her pent up anger and screamed at the boss for about a minute.

Coworker 1:  It's unlike Sally to pop off like that.

Idiom Scenario 5

Idiom Definition - pop off

Two cousins are talking ...

Cousin 1:  Did you hear about Grandma Ellen?

Cousin 2:  No.

Cousin 1:  She popped off last night in her sleep.

Cousin 2:  It's good that she died peacefully.

Idiom Scenario 6

Idiom Definition - pop off

Two gangsters are talking ...

Gangster 1:  What are we going to do about that rival gang member selling drugs in our territory?

Gangster 2:  We're going to kill him, of course.

Gangster 1:  Do you want me to pop him off?

Gangster 2:  Sure. Go ahead.

to pop off - Usage:


to pop off - Gerund Form:

Popping off endless reports seems like doing a good job.

Popping off to the grocery store, she forgot her purse.

Popping off to your friends is not a good idea.

to pop off - Examples:

1)  I used to go to my local shooting range every other Friday with my friends and pop off a few clips after work.

2)  The Help captures a heartbreaking time beautifully, with engaging characters that pop off the screen and stay with you long after you leave the theatre.

3)  Pop off the fuse panel cover on left end of the dashboard.

4)  They take a fair amount of force to pop off.

5)  With the push of a button, these seats quickly pop off, allowing easier and more effective cleaning.

6)  Things were pretty smooth up, the Intake pipe popped off the turbo before lunch time though.

7)  Get as much as you need? The hell? I'd have probably popped off with something like, " Er, I really try to go for fresh ...

8)  I wonder if the wheels popped off because of the super-sized potholes that dot the roads in British Columbia?

9)  A pity Ronnie Barker's popped off, he could have turned up and bought the corner shop.

10)  Please don't hold it against Liam that he popped off to the bar at Saturday's show.

11)  Just disagree with popping off crap with absolutely no proof. 

12)  Pry off hub cap slowly with steady pressure to prevent it from popping off and striking you.

13)  Typically, it's not the folks who are popping off who pay the price. 

14)  Personally, I'm popping off to Paris at the end of November to stay at the gorgeous Legend Hotel

15)  Some of you really need to educate yourselves on this subject instead of popping off uninformed.

16)  An especially colourful film, it pops off the screen and is beautiful to behold in high-definition.

17)  I actually run up on him, make a tackle and my helmet kind of pops off.

18)  There will be no one so charitable if he pops off with a similar remark about, say, Vladimir Putin.

19)  Your writing is so fresh, man, it pops off the page.

20)  Will Iran quake in its boots if the US pops off a few Syrian tanks?