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English definition of “lay off (sth/sb)”

lay off (sth/sb)

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with lay   /leɪ/ (laid) us  
to stop using or doing something: You'd better lay off alcohol for a while. Why can't you lay off (= stop criticizing or hurting) the kid for once!Stop having or doing something
(Definition of lay off (sth/sb) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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