to walk off

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - walk off

"to walk off"

to abruptly leave on foot;

to walk away without warning


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - walk off

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Where's John?

Friend 2:  I don't know.  We were having a bit of an argument, then he just walked off.

Friend 1:  He didn't say anything?  He just left?

Friend 2:  He left without a word, an explanation or anything.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - walk off

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Is today the big day? Are you finally going to end your relationship with Steve?

Friend 2:  Yes. I'm going to tell him that it's over but I'm worried.

Friend 1:  Why is that?

Friend 2:  What do I do if he gets really upset and starts yelling like he usually does?

Friend 1:  Just get up and walk off without saying a word.

Friend 2:  Good idea.

to walk off - Usage:


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to walk off - Gerund Form:

Walking off usually means that you are angry or upset.

to walk off - Examples:

1)  Linda assumes she is just being overly-dramatic and walks off, telling Candace to dry herself off before she comes in.

2)  Collin just as quickly walks off before he gets mad enough to do something he'll regret.

3)  Cena says that it just never did happen, then acts all goofy and walks off.

4)  The crowd is murmuring. Abruptly, he walks off the stage.

5)  She then walks off in a huff before the guy can say anything.

6)  My expression stopped him in his tracks though, and he turned and walked off in the other direction.

7)  "Don't know. Never tried them," he said, and walked off with great dignity.

8)  Some of them walked off before they helped with his fruit smashing.

9)  I ignored her and she walked off.

10)  Let me go. I walked off -- I like stormed off the stage.

11)  "No," I say flatly, then walk off down the long corridor.

12)  The King started to walk off before he could even finish.

13)  Best thing is to not react to the anger, but respond. Walk off, let the energy from anger out by doing push-ups.

14)  Password be damned, if you walk off and leave your car door open you deserve to have it pinched.

15)  If they persist in this charade, walk off and find another cab.

16)  He started walking off and I grabbed the back of his shoulder pads.

17)  I just walked off stage. 

18)  Cohen got the jitters, unstrapped his guitar and walked off again.

19)  If my husband walked off and ignored me when I was having an emotional meltdown in public I'd be very upset.

20)  They clapped at the end, but I didn't stick around. I walked off the stage, grabbed my stuff and walked straight out the back door.