have it off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v have it off have sexual intercourse with "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm","Adam knew Eve","Were you ever intimate with this man?"
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Quotations

  • Harry Mendelson
    Harry Mendelson
    “Ignorance is like the itch -- the less you have of it the better off you are.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “It comes to pass oft that a terrible oath, with a swaggering accent sharply twanged off, gives manhood more approbation than ever proof itself would have earned him.”

Usage

In literature:

Had it been otherwise, he would not have gone off in such wild affright.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
These two men did so; had it not been for Farmer Grey and for Mary, they would have been badly off indeed.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
I could not have pulled it off without your help.
"About Peggy Saville" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
This piece may have fallen off when they dragged it through the bushes.
"The Moving Picture Boys on the Coast" by Victor Appleton
It was Heaven's mercy that enabled us to drive them off; but we have lost heavily.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
When death comes, I want to face it and fight it off as long as possible, not have it sneaking up on me in my sleep.
"The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett
I have it all fixed up to get him off the campus.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
It appears clear that Mr Denison and Mr Palmer have broken off from Dr Pusey.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
You have settled a very small part of it far off there at the end of the earth.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney
As it was long range, the bullet remained in his calf, and he went off in an ambulance to have it dug out.
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
It went off close to an old stump; and you should have seen the wood and dirt fly.
"The Tale of Billy Woodchuck" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Now take a 3-inch ladle and heat it over the fire and then dip it into the solder and skim off any dross that may have collected.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
If it had been a rattler father wouldn't have gone off like that.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
I wanted to encourage Jim to think I was not very bad off, but he wouldn't have it.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
You can never trust a man to have sense enough to take it off.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Ralph would have given his best horse to be able to laugh it off, but he found that he could not laugh.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
The thought of its coming back again, perhaps emboldened by having got off without punishment, caused me very great annoyance.
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
If you should happen to have your hat on, take it off, that your hair may stand on end without any interruption.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
These big rooms have a way of cooling off before you know it.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
You feel better for having it off.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
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In poetry:

I have worn this day as a fretting, ill-made garment,
Impatient to be rid of it.
And lo, as I drew it off over my shoulders
This jewel caught in my hair.
"A Clear Night" by Karle Wilson Baker
MRS. P. Come, tell me all about it! Do not fear—
I, too, have loved; but that was long ago!
Who is the object of your young affections?
CONST. Hush, mother! He is here! (Looking off)
"The Sorcerer: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
What have I done, that I should stand with these
Hearkening the dread shouts borne upon the breeze,
While she, far off, sits weeping ’neath her trees?
Alas, O kings, what is it ye have done?
"The Two Sides Of The River" by William Morris
What is this thing, Morley, and how can you mean it?
We have lost our estate here before we have seen it;
Have patience, soft Morley in anger replied;
To find out our way let us send off our guide.
Derry down, down, hey derry down.
"Down-Hall. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
They seized him by the hair and tugged it without fear,
While one of his men received a poke in the ribs with a spear;
But Stanley, having presence of mind, instantly contrives
To cry to his men, Shove off the boat, and save your lives!
"A Tribute to Henry M. Stanley" by William Topaz McGonagall
An', when the knock-off whistle blew, Ben Murray he came by,
An' says he'd like that private talk, but, "Pickle it," says I.
"'Twill have to keep til later on." He answers, "As you like."
Soon after that I saw him talkin' earnest with old Pike.
"The Vision" by C J Dennis

In news:

When in 1971 Daniel Ellsberg leaked a secret Pentagon history of US involvement in Vietnam to the press, the shockwaves it set off may have been due nearly as much to the leaker as to the information leaked.
I have watched Sesame Street, perhaps a dozen or more times, off and on since it began, most recently a number of times in succession.
It just goes to show you that in a divorce situation, you have to make a lot of trade-offs.
When it's docked , the Transformer can actually charge via the Docking Station, so when you take it off you'll likely have more battery than when you sat down.
No, he's not jumping off it, just taking a job where you probably have to wear ties and can't watch ESPN and call it "research.".
I love donuts but I try at all costs to avoid eating them because I know how many hours I will have to be in the gym to work it off.
The proposals to redevelop Pier 57 on Hudson River Park have been released, and it seems like rent-paying marketplace is the common theme for the pier off West 15th Street.
Orders are down from earlier in the year and one-third of its employees have been laid off this year.
Two long-struggling Western Conference franchises on the court have built up steam off it as they head into 2011-12.
It's one thing to have good players come off the bench.
Since Entourage signed off HBO a year ago, there have been plenty of rumors suggesting that the hit show may be making its way to the big screen.
The New Mexico Bowl featuring old WAC rivals BYU and UTEP kicks off the 2010 bowl season and for the Miners, who have not reached a bowl since 2005, it means playing in the first bowl game of their careers.
If this model doesn't appeal to you, Samsung tells me that the feature 's default mode is off, so you have to actively turn it on for it to operate.
It took 54 live Christmas trees, 175 pounds of gingerbread, and 85 volunteers from across the country to pull it off, but the holidays have finally arrived at the White House.
I have seen data cut off the moisture supply for a couple of days now and it still hasn't happened.
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In science:

We have already discussed the GZK cut-off for cosmic-ray protons, and noted its apparent absence.
Testing Fundamental Physics with High-Energy Cosmic Rays
A quantum field Φ contributes to the cosmological constant in two ways: (i) Its zero-point oscillations are associated with a huge energy density, whose value depends on the frequency cut-off. (ii) The field can have a non-vanishing vacuum expectation value (VEV) Φ0 = h0|Φ|0i.
Local contribution of a quantum condensate to the vacuum energy density
Since the off-diagonal modes in general have nonzero vevs, it is plausible to think of the resulting noncommutative geometry as a condensate of the underlying D-brane (and therefore open string) degrees of freedom that build up the geometry, as outlined previously.
Blocking up D-branes : Matrix renormalization ?
It has been tested both in fluid and lattice systems, and accurate results have been obtained. A generalization to mixtures has been already numerically implemented both for lattice and off-lattice systems.
Phase transitions in simple and not so simple binary fluids
In our case we have calculated the partition function on the exact marginal perturbation so that it is possible that in the resulting Lagrangian some terms are missing which would be nonzero for general off shell tachyon profile.
Bosonic D-brane Effective Action in Linear Dilaton Background
As shown above, several sources which were thought to be persistent have turned off suddenly, so it is possible that an additional ’persistent’ source might be found instead to be a quasi-persistent X-ray transient.
Crust cooling curves of accretion-heated neutron stars
We will have to hold off for the time being on showing that (12) holds, as its proof amounts to showing that it does not take more than n/100 iterations before our process of constructing the functions hi terminates.
Subsets of F_p^n without three term arithmetic progressions have several large Fourier coefficients
For the t-channel contribution (scattering off electrons and positrons), we have shown that controlling the constant next to the leading logarithm requires, in the limit E ≫ M 2/T , considering the region where the invariant transfer −t is on the order of its maximal value, −t ∼ −tmin ≃ s ≫ M 2 .
Collisional Energy Loss of a Fast Muon in a Hot QED Plasma
They have shown that the off-diagonal matrix element between optical active and inactive exciton states that differ only with regard to the electron spin direction can be represented by an effective magnetic field that changes randomly as the exciton is elastically scattered and relaxes its spin.
Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
It is often convenient to have the off-diagonal rotation components of the metric in a different form.
Black Holes in Higher Dimensions
Note that the single log terms have a slight ambiguity when gluons are involved, arising from the arbitrary choice of how to decompose the radiation off the gluon into the two antennae it participates in.
The NLO multileg working group: summary report
The black hole itself will be taken as big, so we have lp ≪ λknown ≪ GM A given fourier modes starts off with very small wavelength λ ≪ lp , evolves to longer wavelengths λ ∼ λknown , and then continues to evolve to λ ∼ GM , where its distortion becomes nonuniform and particle pairs are created.
What Exactly is the Information Paradox?
Related aspects of this type of analysis have been discussed in the literature, where it is sometimes referred to as the “on-off problem” (see, e.g., [11, 13]).
Asymptotic formulae for likelihood-based tests of new physics
It has been shown that the fall-off at z → ∞ for the graviton amplitude is even stronger than one could naively have guessed [39, 40].
Perturbative Gravity and Gauge Theory Relations -- A Review
We have shown the feasiblity of solving the testing migration problem using off-theshelve SAT solvers, and empirically verifyied the usefulness of the approach, applying it to the large package repositoriy created by the Debian project.
Tackling the testing migration problem with SAT-Solvers
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